Methodological Recommendations for Comparative Effectiveness Research on the Treatment of Chronic Wounds (October 2012)

This EGD provides specific recommendations to product developers and clinical researchers on the design of comparative effectiveness studies for the treatment of chronic wounds, specifically those pertaining to arterial and venous disease-related ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, and burn wounds

This is the second in a series of EGDs that CMTP has developed in the area of wound care, and replaces the August 2009 EGD, “Devices for Local Treatments of Chronic Wounds.” 

With more than 2.8 million people suffering from chronic wounds, there is a growing need for more and better treatment options. CMTP developed this EGD to better inform decision-makers on the desgin of comparative effectiveness research studies.   CMTP drew on input and recommendations and reports from AdvaMed, the World Union of Wound Healing Societies, the European Wound Management Association, and the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders, along with input from CMTP's August 2012 wound care symposium.  

The ten recommendations in this EGD reflect the types of evidence that would be useful to patients, clinicians, guideline developers, payers and other “post-regulatory” decision makers in making health care decisions at the individual and population level.