The Alliance responded to AHRQ's request for information on "The Impact and Use of Evidence-Based Practice Center (EPC) Evidence Reviews." Our comments noted that AHRQ reviews in the wound care space tend to be "myopic", with significant errors and with key questions that are too narrowly focused to impact coverage. We provided suggestions to AHRQ on how the evidence reviews can be more useful and impactful to the wound care space, including: Require key investigators to actually practice in the area of the report; Conduct assessments/reviews independent of coverage or payment; and, Utilize real-world data/evidence and/or registry data when reviewing chronic wound care issues.
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July 21, 2019