In December 2016 the Academy, on behalf of the O&P Alliance, sought your assistance in responding to a request from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Call for Comments on key questions related to Lower Limb Prosthesis. The Academy, in conjunction with the O&P Alliance, submitted a detailed formal response to that request.*
Based on feedback from the December 20, 2016 request the key questions (and study eligibility criteria) were revised to improve clarity, focus the topics more closely with the sponsor’s needs, and to evaluate measures and outcomes of interest to stakeholders.
We have now been contacted by the Effective Health Care (EHC) Program at (AHRQ) to submit comments on the development of an evidence review on Error Rate Reduction Regarding Lower Limb Prosthesis based on these revised key questions.
The protocol for the evidence review on Error Rate Reduction Regarding Lower Limb Prosthesis has been posted and a submission portal for the voluntary submission of scientific information packets is active.
The Academy and AOPA encourage the submission of protocol improvements as well as the scientific information packets that are being requested. Your submission will help communicate the important points that need to be included in the evidence review.
Your participation as researchers in the O&P profession is valued and is an integral part of our efforts. While both the Academy and AOPA are committed to providing detailed, formal responses, the contributions of individual practitioners and researchers is important to offer a complete view of the issues at hand.
The turn-around time for submissions is tight. The deadline for submission is April 28, 2017 at 11:59 pm EDT.
*If you would like to read the AOPA response click here.