All those novel surgical techniques and classification systems

In my last post I asked for more research investigating the value our research has produced to our patients. This is something I tweeted a year ago.

One might ask if all these new techniques really translate to actual beneft for our patients? Or just benefit for the authors?

Here is similar analysis for new classification systems. In medicine we like to classify diseases and conditions.

Again, do we really need all these classfication systems? Very few classification systems are pragmatic for daily practise and patient treatment and have any prognostic value.

Again, we really need to start investigating how all this has improved the quality of patient treatment.

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