Development of a Model to Predict Healing of Chronic Wounds Within 12 Weeks
Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) in partnership with Healogics have recently produced a predictive model to identify wounds most likely to heal within 12 weeks. Unlike other models that have been previously published, this model utilized EMR data from over 600,000 wounds, allowing for highly predictive classification across a variety of wound types. Findings from this model also indicated that a wound’s characteristics at initial presentation, such as area, depth, and location, are far more powerful than the patient demographics or comorbidities in determining whether a wound will heal. This research will be published in Advances of Wound Care, with the full article currently published ahead of print online (https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/wound.2019.1091). Read more about this new model in an interview with the USC researchers here (https://iwoundsnews.com/prediction-model-chronic-wounds-healing-clinical-decision-making/).