OA-10 Reduce the rate of pressure ulcer-related hospitalizations among older adults

National Data Source
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
per 100,000 
Baseline (Year)
985.8 (2007)
Target
887.3
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of hospitalizations of persons aged 65 and over who have a principal or secondary diagnosis of pressure ulcer at discharge from community hospitals
Denominator
Persons aged 65 and over from 2007 Claritas data
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable

Comments

Methodology Notes

Discharges who have a disposition indicating they were transferred to an acute care hospital were excluded.