Putting the baby back in the bathwater: the interpretation of randomised trials in surgery

R. Gandhi, A. V. Perruccio, Sanjeev Kakar, F. S. Haddad

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Abstract

Recently, several high impact randomised controlled trials have been published suggesting no greater benefit from orthopaedic surgery over conservative treatment, or limited surgical intervention. These studies can have profound effects on clinical practice, leading to the abandonment of previously widely-used operations. How do surgeons who believe these operations are beneficial over conservative treatment rationalise these findings, and justify their use with hospital administrators and health care funders who require evidence for the value and efficacy of surgical treatment?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1456-1457
Number of pages2
JournalThe bone & joint journal
Volume97-B
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

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Hospital Administrators
Orthopedics
Randomized Controlled Trials
Delivery of Health Care
Conservative Treatment
Surgeons

Keywords

  • randomised trials; outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Putting the baby back in the bathwater : the interpretation of randomised trials in surgery. / Gandhi, R.; Perruccio, A. V.; Kakar, Sanjeev; Haddad, F. S.

In: The bone & joint journal, Vol. 97-B, No. 11, 01.11.2015, p. 1456-1457.

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Gandhi, R. ; Perruccio, A. V. ; Kakar, Sanjeev ; Haddad, F. S. / Putting the baby back in the bathwater : the interpretation of randomised trials in surgery. In: The bone & joint journal. 2015 ; Vol. 97-B, No. 11. pp. 1456-1457.
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