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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Prevalence and incidence of chronic wounds and related complications: a protocol for a systematic review

  Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Population Adult patients (≥18 years of age) with chronic wounds in the categories of pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, venous ulcers and arterial insufficiency ulcers and/or complications thereof in terms of infections, gangrene, haemorrhage and limb amputation. Patients with chronic wounds as a result of surgical wounds and skin tumour.
Study design Observational studies, cross-sectional studies, cohort studies, case-control studies, single arm studies, systematic review/meta-analyses. Randomised controlled trials, case studies, case series.
Outcome Point prevalence, period prevalence, cumulative incidence and incidence rate of chronic wounds in the four categories, and complications thereof.  
Type of publication Articles with available full text in English language. Abstract, non-research letters and editorials, seminar reviews.