Compared to the introduction of new pharmaceutical drugs, surgical and phlebological treatments are not studied extensively or in a orderly fashion before being used in clinical practice. This is partly due to the nature of surgical innovations, i.e. a surgical outcome is usually easier to predict than a pharmacological effect. Also, it is usually desirable that innovations are swiftly implemented. However, as for phlebological innovations, it is recommended where possible to follow the IDEAL-framework.

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Keywords Evidence-based medicine, IDEAL-framework, Phlebology
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/83548
Journal Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Dermatologie en Venereologie
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van den Bos, R.R, & Nijsten, T.E.C. (2012). Evidence-based endovenous treatments. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Dermatologie en Venereologie, 22(2), 74–77. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/83548