Health care impact

Pressure injuries, commonly known as bedsores, are injuries to the underlying tissue and skin that are caused by prolonged pressure. These often affect people who are confined to a bed or who sit in a wheelchair or chair for a long periods of time. In USA more than 2,5 million individuals develop pressure injures annually. Approximately 60% of the bedsores go unnoticed

Pressure ulcer impact in societies:

  • In USA about 60.000 patient deaths per year are related to pressure injuries
  • In USA, the annual cost of treating annual pressure ulcer injuries is $ 22 – 26.8 Billion
  • In Finland, the annual healthcare cost of pressure injuries is 500 MEUR
Bedsores - Pressure Ulcers
Bedsores – Pressure Ulcers