Klinisch wetenschappelijk onderzoek in de chirurgie; terug naar ‘de operette’?

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E.G.J.M. (Robert) Pierik en Willem A. Bemelman

Clinical research in surgery departments: back to the past

In recent decades, numerous prospective randomized surgical trials have been performed in the Netherlands. Due to the unexpected high mortality rate in the PROPATRIA-trial, legislation pertaining to research involving human subjects has recently been changed. The resulting considerable legal and administrative burdens and financial consequences now necessitate a different way of organising clinical research in non-academic hospitals.

Conflict of interest: none declared. Financial support: none declared.