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2019 Sep

Health Technol Assess



Comparing alternating pressure mattresses and high-specification foam mattresses to prevent pressure ulcers in high-risk patients: the PRESSURE 2 RCT.


Nixon J, Brown S, Smith IL, McGinnis E, Vargas-Palacios A, Nelson AE, Brown J, Coleman S, Collier H, Fernandez C, Gilberts R, Henderson V, McCabe C, Muir D, Rutherford C, Stubbs N, Thorpe B, Wallner K, Walker K, Wilson L, et al.
Health Technol Assess. 2019 Sep; 23(52):1-176.
PMID: 31559948.


Pressure ulcers (PUs) are a burden to patients, carers and health-care providers. Specialist mattresses minimise the intensity and duration of pressure on vulnerable skin sites in at-risk patients.