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Evaluation of AHRQ's on-time pressure ulcer prevention program: a facilitator-assisted clinical decision support intervention for nursing homes

Lauren Olsho, William Spector, William Rhodes, Christianna William, Rebecca Fink, Rhona Limcangco, Donna Hurd


July 7, 2014
Pressure ulcers present serious health and economic consequences for nursing home residents. The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, in partnership with the New York State Department of Health, implemented the pressure ulcer module of On-Time Quality Improvement for Long Term Care (On-Time), a clinical decision support intervention to reduce pressure ulcer incidence rates. The objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the On-Time program in reducing the rate of in-house–acquired pressure ulcers among nursing home residents.