Facility characteristics and risk of developing pressure ulcers in us nursing homes

Yu Kang, Huey-Ming Tzeng, Nancy A. Miller

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This research studied 12 507 residents in 1174 nursing homes from the 2004 National Nursing Home Survey. A multinomial logistic regression model was used to predict risk-Adjusted probabilities of pressure ulcers with 4 stages. A medical director or a director of nursing on board reduced the odds of ulcers. Facilities offering clusters of beds for rehabilitation and special care programs for hospice care or behavior problems reduced the odds of stage IV ulcers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E9-E16
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes



  • long-Term care
  • nursing homes
  • pressure ulcer
  • quality of care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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