There has been enough cursing of the darkness engendered by inadequate evaluation of new health technology and surgical and interventional treatments. We can do better.
BMJ Surgery, Interventions, & Health Technologies is an open access journal that publishes original research on complex healthcare interventions.
Intended to encourage higher standards of science and more rapid dissemination of new knowledge in the field, it provides a high-impact international platform for both early and later stage clinical studies as well as long-term assessment and surveillance studies that meet high standards of design and reporting.
It actively promotes the adoption of an IDEAL-based model of an evaluation framework and encourages the submission of studies at progressive stages, with a focus on device-based surgical and invasive treatments.
Read the Editorial: Lighting a candle by Art Sedrakyan and Peter McCulloch