Recognize Bias and Confounding
A study was conducted to assess the effect of diabetes on wound healing in a hospital setting. The cases were defined as either patients admitted to the hospital who had diagnosed diabetes or those who were diagnosed with diabetes while in the hospital and who had surgical or non-surgical wounds. The controls were patients from the surgery ward of the same hospital who were without diabetes.
Conduct research to address the following:
- What type of bias or biases may be present in this type of study? Briefly describe them.
- What are some of the potential problems, if any, with using the results of this study in designing policies and procedures for wound control in diabetes patients in that particular hospital?
Your paper should:
- be 1-2 pages in length.
- properly cite research sources.
- be free of spelling and grammar errors.