Ask CCRM: Pressure Ulcers, Medication Errors, Falls, Infections: Incidence and Prevalence

June 7, 2011 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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A Continuing Care Risk Management (CCRM) member recently asked for help in identifying U.S. incidence and prevalence rates for four common concerns in nursing homes and the community.

The incidence is the number of new cases developing over a certain period of time—typically, a year. The prevalence is the percentage of people who have the condition at a specific point in time. Unless otherwise indicated, the following...

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