Taking evidence-based plastic surgery to the next level

Report of the second summit on evidence-based plastic surgery

Felmont F. Eaves, Rod J. Rohrich, Jonathan M. Sykes

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Abstract

Applying the principles of evidence-based medicine has the potential to drastically improve quality of care and patient outcomes. For this reason, evidence-based medicine has been held as one of the 15 most important developments in medicine within the past 100 years. In August of 2010, a broad coalition of leaders from numerous organizations representing societies, boards, journals, foundations, and academic institutions met in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the first Evidence-Based Plastic Surgery Summit. The summit signaled a sea change in the approach of organized plastic surgery to the promotion of evidence-based medicine within the specialty. It was determined that a strategic, coordinated, and sustained effort to drive an evidence-based medicine culture would accelerate adoption and advance quality of care and patient safety. Over the past 2 years, many of the goals of the initial summit have been met. In order to take our evidence-based medicine efforts to the next level, a second summit was recently held to redefine goals, focus efforts, address barriers, and launch new initiatives with broad consensus. This article documents the outcomes of the second Evidence-Based Plastic Surgery Summit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-235
Number of pages9
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume132
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2013

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Taking evidence-based plastic surgery to the next level : Report of the second summit on evidence-based plastic surgery. / Eaves, Felmont F.; Rohrich, Rod J.; Sykes, Jonathan M.

In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 132, No. 1, 07.2013, p. 227-235.

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Eaves, Felmont F. ; Rohrich, Rod J. ; Sykes, Jonathan M. / Taking evidence-based plastic surgery to the next level : Report of the second summit on evidence-based plastic surgery. In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2013 ; Vol. 132, No. 1. pp. 227-235.
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