Using qualitative research to improve tissue viability care
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Using qualitative research to improve tissue viability care

Alison Hopkins Head of service, Wound care and lymphoedema, Mile End Hospital, London

This article discusses how key qualitative studies investigating patient experiences can act as an indicator of quality and guide healthcare professionals in service development and evaluation in tissue viability. There is a wealth of information available to suggest that leg ulceration affects individuals’ quality of life. Commissioners are requesting that clinicians demonstrate quality-based outcomes for patients with leg ulcers to improve care and service provision.

Nursing Standard. 24, 32,64-67. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.04.24.32.64.c7715

Correspondence

alison.hopkins@thpct.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review