Priority 21 from the Pressure Ulcer PSP

UNCERTAINTY: For people at risk of pressure ulcers how effective are pressure ulcer grading systems in determining the amount of skin damage and does the use of such scales improve ulcer healing? (JLA PSP Priority 21)
Overall ranking 21
JLA question ID 0013/21
Explanatory note Existing relevant systematic reviews not up-to-date at the time of the PSP

Kottner J, Raeder K, Halfens R, Dassen T. A systematic review of interrater reliability of pressure ulcer classification systems. Journal of Clinical Nursing 2009; 18: 315-36 PMID:19191981

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: 8
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