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Published on Sep 1, 2018in International Journal of Surgery
Asha Khachane1
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(Maimonides Medical Center),
Yiannis Philippou3
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+ 1 AuthorsPeter McCulloch38
Estimated H-index: 38
Abstract Introduction Evaluation of new surgical innovations is complex and variably regulated, and historically the quality of surgical studies has been criticized. The IDEAL (Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment, Long-term monitoring) Framework was established to provide a pathway for evaluating surgical innovations at each stage of their development in order to produce high quality surgical research. Since the inception of IDEAL in 2009, there has been no assessment of its use. In this ...
Published on Sep 1, 2009in The Lancet 59.10
Peter McCulloch38
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(University of Oxford),
Douglas G. Altman208
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(University of Oxford)
+ 4 AuthorsJon Nicholl49
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(University of Sheffield)
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 professiona...
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