8. Disposition of Submission by CMS
Figure 8 is an attrition diagram that depicts the status of
documents that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(CMS) submitted for possible inclusion in the report.
The diagram begins with a box outlining the total submission
of 67 documents. Several boxes ensue which are connected by arrows
going from top to bottom which follow the submissions as they
are being screened for possible inclusion in the report.
In the first frame, we compare CMS's submission to submissions
by other interested stakeholders and remove any duplicates. CMS
had 5 duplicate submissions.
An arrow leads from the 62 Unique Submissions to the Initial
Screening Phase where documents may be excluded, used in our Background Section or passed to the next level. In this instance,
37 documents were identified for exclusion. One was a "personal
communication" and 36 were "other documents not relevant
to the report."
15 documents were identified for inclusion in our Background Section.
The path then follows the 10 full articles remaining. During
this phase of screening we do a more extensive screening which
is again based on our pre-determined inclusion/exclusion criteria.
Go to our Methods Section for additional information on the criteria.
Ten full articles were excluded during this evaluation phase.
Two were narrative reviews. Eight were excluded for Other Reasons
which may include "inclusion of healthy subjects", "lack
of reporting wound healing outcomes" or "patients
treated with dual therapies."
Due to the exclusion of all 67 submissions, zero submissions
remained for possible inclusion in the report. Note: Language
has been corrected to reflect screening of meeting abstracts,
poster presentations and other documents in addition to abstracts
of full articles.
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