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Skin problems: assessing needs and delivering services

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  • J. Schofield
  • M. Flanagan
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-109
JournalWounds UK
Publication statusPublished - 2009


The high prevalence and morbidity of conditions affecting skin breakdown is strongly related to age and creates a large burden of disease. More research is needed into the complex mechanism of skin breakdown, but impaired immunological and nutritional status, immobility, altered consciousness, and incontinence are key factors (Voegeli, 2007). Demographic trends in developed countries are likely to cause a significant increase in the number of people with skin integrity problems in the future, with a corresponding increase in the costs of care (Posnett and Franks, 2007). [opening paragraph]


Original article can be found at: Copyright HealthComm UK Ltd. [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]

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