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Table 5 interRAI PURS Distribution and Pressure Ulcer Prevalence in Various Settings, Ontario 2002-7

From: Development of the interRAI Pressure Ulcer Risk Scale (PURS) for use in long-term care and home care settings

interRAI PURS
Score
Home
Care
Long-Term
Care*
Community Palliative
Care
Acute Hospital
(Alternate Level of Care)
Complex Continuing
Care
0 29.3% 19.0% 14.3% 18.6% 6.3%
1 40.8% 19.9% 30.9% 26.7% 14.1%
2 19.6% 17.0% 29.1% 20.1% 17.6%
3 6.9% 25.1% 14.9% 17.1% 23.7%
4 2.5% 10.7% 7.0% 10.4% 21.9%
5 0.7% 6.0% 1.9% 4.7% 11.5%
6 0.2% 1.6% 1.5% 1.8% 3.8%
7-8 0.1% 0.6% 0.5% 0.7% 1.1%
Proportion with any pressure ulcer 3.8% 8.0% 9.8% 15.5% 27.3%
  1. *cross-sectional sample, differs from baseline/reassessment sample used in scale derivation