Documentation and Statistics

  • O. Wagner
  • M. Schemper

Abstract

Vascular surgery is a specialty mainly based on clinical experience. Except for basic innovations like new vascular replacements development and progress rely on observations gained in everyday clinical practice. This information is then transmitted by surgeons’ reports on their own therapeutic procedures and the results achieved through publications in medical journals and presentation of papers at meetings and congresses. Such retrospective reports depend on personal impressions and recollections and are seldom reflections on a broad base of facts. To avoid these pitfalls many medical investigaters have turned to prospective studies, this process was enhanced by the development of new statistical methods and improvement of computerized documentations systems.

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