6.1 The Committee considered that the MIST Therapy system showed promise in the treatment of chronic wounds and its use was supported by expert opinion. The potential cost savings claimed for its use depend primarily on evidence of comparative effectiveness. The low quality of that evidence and consequent uncertainty about its relative effectiveness in healing wounds compared with standard care alone meant that the case for routine adoption in the NHS could not be supported at the time of writing.
6.2 The Committee concluded that good quality studies are needed to substantiate the potential of the MIST Therapy system to offer advantages to patients and the NHS. The Committee wished to give strong encouragement to further research on the use of the MIST Therapy system, compared with standard care alone, for treating chronic wounds.