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CADTH. Patient lifts and transfer equipment for preventing pressure ulcers: a review of clinical and cost-effectiveness and guidelines. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). Rapid Response - Summary with Critical Appraisal. 2013
There was no evidence in the literature searched pertaining to the clinical or cost-effectiveness of patient lifts and transfer equipment for the prevention of pressure ulcers. In addition, the various guidelines identified did not address in their recommendations the use of these turning devices to prevent pressure ulcers. Appendix 2 provides additional references pertaining to out-of-scope interventions, such as various turning regimens and multidisciplinary teams.
Subject indexing assigned by CRD
Bedding and Linens; Beds; Humans; Moving and Lifting Patients; Patient Positioning; Pressure Ulcer
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Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH), 865 Carling Avenue, Suite 600, Ottawa, Ontario Canada, K1S 5S8 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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