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The RCT gold standard may be blinding us to the value of other research methods

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The RCT gold standard may be blinding us to the value of other research methods

John Timmons
31 August 2008

The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel conference is taking place in Bruge from 4th–6th of September and promises to be an excellent event. EPUAP attracts quality research from all over Europe and the core programme is presented by many top researchers and educators in the field.

Pressure ulcers have been a fascinating area of study for a number of years and they are still not fully understood. The field of pressure ulcer care in some ways is a microcosm of healthcare as a whole as it brings together nurses, doctors, dieticians, podiatrists, microbiologists, and creates a truly multiprofessional approach to care.

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