• The focus on treatment vs. prevention of Canadian health systems leads to increased patient suffering and wasted health-care dollars. This is true across all wound types except surgical. For wounds that are not preventable, there is often a lack of attention to preventing them from becoming chronic.
  • Evidence-informed best practice is not standard in all jurisdictions. Clinician education needs improvement and government policies must align with the latest best practice research.
  • While many jurisdictions claim to be patient-focused, none, in fact, are. A true patient focus would prevent many wounds from forming in the first place and prevent existing acute wounds from become chronic and/or complex.
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