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What is a surgical procedure? After more conversations and literature analysis we now propose a definition

15 August 2019

For many years we have discussed what is a surgical procedure. After more conversations and literature analysis we now propose a definition. This will be useful for informing study design, systematic reviews and methods for collecting data on surgical activity by grant funding bodies. Please read more in our paper published this month in BMJ open

BMJ Open. 2019 Jul 30;9(7):e028576. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028576.  What is an invasive procedure? A definition to inform study design, evidence synthesis and research tracking.

Cousins S,Blencowe NS, Blazeby JM.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31366651

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