The Alliance submitted comprehensive comments to the AHRQ Draft Technology Assessment (TA) Report on “Skin Substitutes for Treating Chronic Wounds.” Comments focused on a broad range of issues in the document, including the "Guiding Questions" that framed the document, the "Risk of Bias" section, the conclusions reached, and the pervasive use of the term "skin substitute" instead of Cellular and/or Tissue-Based Products (CTPs). "There was recognition by the AHRQ that real world evidence would be beneficial. Yet, AHRQ either eliminated or did not review any studies which would provide real world data and help to answer some of the questions posed in this TA. Until AHRQ reviews real world evidence for CTPs, the Alliance believes that this TA is incomplete," concluded the Alliance in its submitted comments.
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March 8, 2019