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Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice Center Awarded $475,000 Project from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - 08/17/2011

Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice Center Awarded $475,000 Project from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Project to Fund Systematic Review of Chronic Wound Treatment Research to Identify Wound Care Best Practices
Release Date: August 17, 2011

An estimated $25 billion is spent annually on treating chronic wounds on patients in the United States. These chronic wounds deeply affect the quality of life of more than six million people who have them. The most common types of chronic skin wounds and skin ulcers are related to venous disease (conditions related to or caused by veins that become diseased or abnormal). Many treatment options are available, but the quality of evidence showing which treatments work better than others is often lacking. It is hard to prove which treatments are effective and should be the standards of care.

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