Priority 15 from the Pressure Ulcer PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Is using a pressure ulcer risk rating scale better than clinical judgement in preventing pressure ulcers and is there a best scale? (JLA PSP Priority 15)
Overall ranking 15
JLA question ID 0013/15
Explanatory note Reliable up-to-date systematic reviews revealed important continuing uncertainties about treatment effects at the time of the PSP

Moore ZEH, Cowman S. Risk assessment tools for the prevention of pressure ulcers. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD006471. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006471.pub2

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: 25
Submitted by Clinicians
Outcomes to be measured Diagnostic, Prevention
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