Innovation in surgery and evidence development: can we have both at once?

Abstract

Surgical innovation has long enjoyed a privileged status in the evolving evidencebased medicine (EBM) paradigm. Since surgery is often considered to be as much an art as a science, many aspects of surgical practice have remained beyond the reach of formal evaluation. The culture of the surgical specialties, too, has traditionally valued innovation above… (More)
DOI: 10.1001/virtualmentor.2015.17.01.stas1-1501