What if back surgery was a drug?BMJ 2008; 336 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39619.499583.3A (Published 26 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1452
- Michael Vagg, interventional pain physician
- 1VMO Pain Management Unit, Barwon Health, Geelong, VIC 3220, Australia
I find it fascinating that surgical treatments and medical treatments are evaluated very differently in the literature and by ethics committees.1 Let’s say you told a human research ethics committee (HREC) that you expected only a short to medium term reduction in radicular pain with no real improvement …
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