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ACP develops practice guidelines for treatment/prevention of bedsores

March 2, 2015

The American College of Physicians has released two evidence-based guidelines for both the treatment and prevention of pressure ulcers that were published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

“Up to $11 billion is spent annually in the United States to treat bedsores and a growing industry has developed to market various products for pressure ulcer prevention. ACP’s evidence-based recommendations can help physicians provide quality care to patients while avoiding wasteful practices,” ACP President David Fleming, MD, MA, MACP, said in a press release.

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