Zeitschrift für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität im Gesundheitswesen
Jahrgang 106, Heft
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Markus K. Diener; Colette Dörr-Harim; Inga Rossion; Markus W. Büchler
Surgery depends on the application of therapeutic procedures that are based on scientific evidence. It legitimises its claim in patient care through operations with proven benefit consisting of cure or improvement of symptoms. Moreover, clinical research and evaluation of surgical technique, strategy and innovation is closely entangled with medical devices. These surgical trials are regulated beyond the German drug and medical devices law, but scientific and ethical rules still follow the principles of clinical epidemiology and evidence-based medicine. Standardisation of surgical and perioperative care is the inevitable prerequisite in clinical trials to define and to evaluate effectiveness of surgical devices. The Study Centre of the German Surgical Society has established an efficient infrastructure for such trials in Germany and is working to refine the scientific methodology in order to improve the current basis of evidence.
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Klinische Forschung; Chirurgie; Nutzen; Medizinprodukte; clinical research; surgery; effectiveness; medical devices
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1016/j.zefq.2012.05.005