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Challenges in evaluating surgical innovation.

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Research on surgical interventions is associated with several methodological and practical challenges of which few, if any, apply only to surgery. However, surgical evaluation is especially demanding because many of these challenges coincide. In this report, the second of three on surgical innovation and evaluation, we discuss obstacles related to the study design of randomised controlled trials and non-randomised studies assessing surgical interventions. We also describe the issues related t...

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Lancet More from this journal
Volume:
374
Issue:
9695
Pages:
1097-1104
Publication date:
2009-09-01
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736

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