Recommendation ID
Comparative research is recommended in the UK to reduce uncertainty about the outcomes of patients with chronic, ‘hard-to-heal’, complex wounds treated by the MIST Therapy system compared with those treated by standard methods of wound care. This research should define the types and chronicity of wounds being treated and the details of other treatments being used. It should report healing rates, durations of treatment (including debridement) needed to achieve healing, and quality of life measures (including quality of life if wounds heal only partially). It is recommended that centres using the MIST Therapy system take part in research that delivers these outcomes. Current users of the MIST Therapy system who are unable to join research studies should use NICE’s audit criteria to collect further information on healing rates, duration of treatment and quality of life and publish their results.
Any explanatory notes
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Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
The MIST Therapy system for the promotion of wound healing
Date issued
July 2011

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No