Oxford Pressure Injury Project – PIPOx
Benchmarking home-dwelling patients using a case study approach
Lisa Durrant1, Emily Bishop2, Sarah Gardner3, Kim Usher4, Stephen Neville5, Helen Walthall6 Debra Jackson7
•Pressure Injuries (PI’s) manifest frequently as a chronic condition of older people, many of whom choose to remain at home 
•High quality community based research is needed to address the predicted rise in pressure injuries 
Previous studies have concentrated on large geographic regions (population 240,000-750,000); arguably, only statistically useful if the data is verifiable, reproducible and if further studies are equally large scale. Information from smaller, diverse communities within these large regions is often blurred or lost. A detailed analysis of a smaller, established region provides rich information allowing it to become its own case control for future comparative research. The PIPOx project draws on such a region, defined by a postal district, as a case study to provide a better understanding of PI’s in community dwelling patients, and derive a local baseline for future studies.