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Revised health care standards retreat from action on preventable pressure injuries
7 December 2017

Wounds Australia is concerned that the new edition of the National Safety and Quality Health Care Standards will lead to more pressure injuries in Australian health services.

Pressure injuries are a common and costly health care complication. Recent surveys have found around 1 in 10 patients in hospital had a pressure injury.

The estimated cost to the Australian health care sector of pressure injuries is almost $1billion annually.

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