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Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center awarded $475,000 project
Date:8/17/2011

The topic of chronic venous ulcer treatments was nominated to AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program by a consumer and will be further developed by the Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center," said Christine Chang, M.D., MPH, medical officer of the Center for Outcomes and Evidence at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. "The Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center is one of 14 centers in AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Center Program, and has a core team with both clinical and systematic review expertise. It has assembled an excellent research team for this topic, and included individuals with extensive experience in the treatment and management of patients with chronic venous ulcers, as well as those skilled in systematic review methodology."

Dr. Chang adds, "While we do not formulate clinical practice guidelines, our hope is that this evidence report will provide patients and providers with the best information available to make well-informed decisions about care. The evidence report may also indicate areas of ongoing uncertainty, which will also be important as they consider various treatment options. We expect that clinician and consumer guides, as well as other translational materials, will be developed by our program, based upon the findings of the evidence report."


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