Can surgeon familiarization with current evidence lead to a change in practice? A prospective study.

@article{Cadili2008CanSF,
  title={Can surgeon familiarization with current evidence lead to a change in practice? A prospective study.},
  author={Ali Cadili and Christopher de Gara},
  journal={International journal of surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={378-81}
}
BACKGROUND Despite evidence against its utility, many surgeons continue to employ prophylactic nasogastric decompression in elective colonic resection. This study aimed to establish whether an easy and practical intervention, mailing out a summary of current evidence to surgeons, can change surgeons practice to bring it more in line with current evidence. METHODS The use of prophylactic nasogastric (NG) decompression in elective colonic resections was documented for the 2 consecutive months… CONTINUE READING

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