The Eucomed Advanced Wound Care Sector Group (AWCS) was established in 2007 as a sub group of Eucomed, the branch organisation for medical device companies in Europe. EWMA is a part of the group in an advisory role since the establishement, representing the point of view of the clinicians in the group.
The Eucomed AWCS Group puts focus on issues such as health economy in wound care, European reimbursement regulation, evidence in wound care and political recognition of the specific conditions related to wound care.
By this collaboration, EWMA aims to enhance its political strength and efforts to develop European wound management.
Eucomed AWCS Policy Paper
Background document: Council Recommendation on patient safety
In collaboration with the Eucomed Advanced Wound Care Sector group (Eucomed AWCS), EWMA has taken part in the publication of a paper in the Journal of Wound Care April 2009 on ‘The resource impact of wounds on health-care providers in Europe’, based on a screening of existing wound care studies in the European countries. The paper indicates the severe economic impact that problem wounds have on health care systems and underlines the need to create further evidence to support this.
An extended summary has been forwarded to the EWMA Cooperating Organisations with an invitation to translate and publish the article or use it in relation to national activities on policy making etc.
Publication in Journal of Wound Care, Vol 18, No 4, April 2009
The full article can be found at www.journalofwoundcare.com
More information about Eucomed can be found at www.eucomed.org