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Preventing Operating Room Pressure Ulcers

March 1, 2016
Pressure Ulcers affect 2.5 million patients a yearPressure Ulcers are an epidemicPressure Ulcers cost the US healthcare system up to $11.6 billion annuallyTreatment can be as high as $20,000

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