No surgical innovation without evaluation: the IDEAL recommendations.

@article{McCulloch2009NoSI,
  title={No surgical innovation without evaluation: the IDEAL recommendations.},
  author={Peter McCulloch and Douglas G. Altman and William B. Campbell and David R. Flum and Paul G Glasziou and John C. Marshall and Jon Nicholl and Jeffrey K Aronson and Jeffrey S. T. Barkun and Jane M. Blazeby and Isabell C Boutron and P M Clavien and Jonathan Aaron Cook and Patrick L. Ergina and Liane S. Feldman and Guy J Maddern and Bournaby C Reeves and Christoph M. Seiler and Steven Martin Strasberg and Jonathan L. Meakins and Deborah A. Ashby and Nick Black and John P. Bunker and Martin J Burton and Marion Campbell and K. Chalkidou and Iain Chalmers and Marc R. de Leval and Jon Deeks and Adrian Grant and Muir Gray and Roger M. Greenhalgh and Milos Jenicek and Sean Kehoe and Richard J. Lilford and Peter Littlejohns and Yoon Loke and Rajan Madhock and Kim McPherson and Peter Rothwell and Bill Summerskill and David Taggart and Parris Tekkis and Matthew Thompson and Tom Treasure and Ulrich Trohler and Jan P. Vandenbroucke},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2009},
  volume={374 9695},
  pages={1105-12}
}
Surgery and other invasive therapies are complex interventions, the assessment of which is challenged by factors that depend on operator, team, and setting, such as learning curves, quality variations, and perception of equipoise. We propose recommendations for the assessment of surgery based on a five-stage description of the surgical development process. We also encourage the widespread use of prospective databases and registries. Reports of new techniques should be registered as a… CONTINUE READING
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