A three year PhD studentship is available in the Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery at the University of Nottingham on "The Evidence for Effective Care in the Treatment of Hand Fractures".
Hand fractures are the most common fractures in the body; they affect all ages and have a significant impact on patients and healthcare resources. Despite this, there is no consensus on optimal treatment of common hand fractures. The diversity of hand injuries treated by different treatment modalities, as well the lack of consistency in outcome reporting and research methodological standards make existing evidence difficult to interpret and apply to clinical practice.
The objectives of this PhD will be to highlight and understand current uncertainties in the treatment of common hand fractures; to bring together and evaluate existing evidence for treatments; to explore stakeholder views and help plan future research.
The project involves the development and validation of a database of randomised controlled trials of the treatment of hand fractures, trial epidemiology work, conducting systematic reviews and qualitative work.
The closing date for applications is Thursday 11th May 2017. For more information please see the advertisement.
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