Technology Assessment

Usual Care in the Management of Chronic Wounds: A Review of the Recent Literature


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Chronic wounds are wounds that have failed to proceed through an orderly and timely series of events to produce a durable, structural and cosmetic closure. These non-healing wounds have substantial public health impact within the Medicare population each year, including discomfort, loss of mobility, serious morbidity and mortality. CMS has identified this important issue for long-term examination. The task of evaluating evidence for the treatment of these wounds is difficult since the quality of available scientific evidence is often found to be inadequate. 

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