Study approach: surgical trials mean more safety in the operating room

Whether a surgical suture is better applied manually or with a surgical stapler can be determined through trial and error. Determining which method guarantees patient safety best should also not just be based on a surgeon’s experience. Controlled studies are the method of choice to assess both well-proven and new techniques in the operating room.


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Even when an individual came up with the idea - a trial can only be successful when conducted by a team; © Wavebreakmedia ltd

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Which surgical technique is the better method? Surgical trials in particular need to be carefully conducted, since a human life is at stake; © Monkeybusiness Images

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