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Barriers to the implementation of best practice in wound care

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Barriers to the implementation of best practice in wound care

Madeleine Flanagan
1 November 2005

Despite the considerable progress that has been made over recent years, wound healing remains a challenge to many clinicians regardless of professional discipline or experience. This paper aims to evaluate the literature concerned with the implementation of evidence-based wound management. It shows that wound care research is badly designed, resulting in a lack of good quality research findings to underpin clinical practice. Many barriers exist preventing effective implementation of evidence. These need to be removed to improve the utilisation of evidence-based wound care.

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