Biochemical markers may improve accuracy of pressure ulcer risk assessment
The author suggests that adding biochemical markers, such as albumin, to risk assessment screening may improve accuracy. However a large clinical trail is needed to explore whether observational risk assessment combined with biochemical markers can improve pressure ulcer prevention.
The cost of measuring biochemical markers should also be evaluated as it may be more appropriate to provide more pressure relieving equipment.
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