Priority 10 from the Pressure Ulcer PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Does improving diet (eating) and hydration (drinking) promote pressure ulcer healing? (JLA PSP Priority 10)
Overall ranking 10
JLA question ID 0013/10
Explanatory note Existing relevant systematic reviews were not up to date at the time of the PSP

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Health Research Classification System category Skin
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples This is an indicative uncertainty. This or a similar uncertainty was submitted the following number of times in the survey:15
Submitted by Clinicians
Outcomes to be measured Ulcer healing
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0013
PSP name Pressure Ulcers
Total number of uncertainties shown on the spreadsheet 269  (To see a full list of these, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop March 2013