Letters Pressure ulcers

Authors’ reply to Balzer and colleagues

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3637 (Published 05 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3637
  1. Liz Avital, associate director1,
  2. Gerard Stansby, professor of vascular surgery and honorary consultant vascular surgeon2,
  3. Maggie Westby, clinical effectiveness lead1
  1. 1National Clinical Guideline Centre, London NW1 4LE, UK
  2. 2Department of Vascular Surgery, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  1. liz.avital{at}rcplondon.ac.uk

We thank Balzer and colleagues for their response to our summary.1 2 For the risk assessment tool recommendation, two reviews were undertaken—“test and treat” effectiveness of risk assessment tools (two randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and predictive ability of risk assessment tools (44 studies). For full details, refer to chapter 7 of the full guideline.3 The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence …

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