Decubitus Ulcer Prevention Market Estimated to be $2,800,000,000

Pressure Ulcer Prevention Devices Skyrocket

Devices responsible for preventing decubitus ulcers are expected to increase over the next decade.

A recent study performed by Transparency Market Research titled “Pressure Relief Devices Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 – 2020” has revealed some shocking information. The pressure sore preventative tools marketshare is expected to rise to $2.8 billion (yes, that is $2,800,000,000!).

The study cites the reason for the expected increase in decubitus ulcer preventive devices to skyrocket due to the following factors:

  • An aging world population that lives longer than previous generations,
  • An increasing obesity problem in older patients;
  • An increasing diabetes and blood circulation problem in older patients; and,
  • A lack of healthcare facility response to the growing epidemic of pressure ulcers.

Pressure Ulcers are Preventable!

With the right care, appropriate turning and repositioning, and the right medical devices in place, decubitus ulcers are preventable. Sadly, the AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) estimated that almost 3 million American patients are diagnosed with pressure ulcers every year in the United States. This is a tragedy of epic proportions that needs to be prevented.

Decubitus Ulcers in Hospitals, Nursing Homes and ALF’s

If you or a family member developed a decubitus ulcer, it may have been prevented through appropriated medical care. Investigate your potential decubitus ulcer claim by speaking with our lawyers now. The consultation is free. Call us now at 561-316-7207.

Types of Pressure Ulcer Prevention Devices:

  • Turning and Repositioning every 2 hours (mandatory)
  • Nursing reminder alarms to turn and reposition
  • Foam Based Mattress
  • Gel Filled Mattress
  • Air Filled Mattress
  • Alternating air mattress
  • Kinetic Bed
  • Dynamic Air Therapy Bed

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