Evid Based Nurs 1:51 doi:10.1136/ebn.1.2.51
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A specially designed foam mattress replacement reduced pressure ulcers in nursing home residents

Foam mattress v foam overlay for preventing pressure ulcers*

Outcome Mattress EER Overlay CER RRR (95% CI) ARR |EER - CER| NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, ARR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Patients with pressure ulcers 25% 60% 58% (10 to 82) 35% 3 (2 to 23)

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