IDEAL Reporting Guidelines published in Annals of Surgery

Available here: https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/9000/The_IDEAL_Reporting_Guidelines__A_Delphi_Consensus.94383.aspx

We are delighted to announce the completion and publication of the IDEAL Reporting Guidelines which we hope will improve the quality of surgical research by increasing awareness of the key methodological issues throughout the innovation life-cycle. We hope they will serve to assist researchers/authors in their study planning, conduct and reporting of IDEAL Stage studies. We encourage Journals to alert authors to these guidelines in their Instructions to Authors.

We would like to thank the IDEAL Reporting Guidelines Working Group for their hard work in the consensus guideline development process:

Jane Blazeby, Maroeska Rovers, Christopher Pennell, Joel Horovitz, Angelos Kolias, Janet Martin, Tom Lewis, Riaz Agha, Josh Feinberg,

We would also like to thank the participants who participated in 2 Rounds of the Delphi Survey:

Stage Checklists available here:

Word and PDF versions for each

Stage 1 Word  IDEAL Reporting Guidelines Stage 1 checklist

Stage 1 PDF  IDEAL Reporting Guidelines Stage 1 checklist

Stage 2a Word  IDEAL Reporting Guidelines Stage 2a checklist

Stage 2a PDF  IDEAL Reporting Guidelines Stage 2a checklist

Stage 2b Word  IDEAL Reporting Guidelines Stage 2b checklist

Stage 2b PDF  IDEAL Reporting Guidelines Stage 2b checklist

For Stage 3 use: SPIRIT for RCT protocols https://www.spirit-statement.org/

and CONSORT for RCT full study reports http://www.consort-statement.org/

Stage 4 Word    IDEAL Reporting Guidelines Stage 4 checklist

Stage 4 PDF  IDEAL Reporting Guidelines Stage 4 checklist

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