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      The Future of Surgical Research

      PLoS Medicine

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          Abstract

          Surgeons seem to love publishing case series, which are of limited usefulness. How can we encourage them to do randomized clinical trials?

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                Author and article information

                Journal
                PLoS Med
                pmed
                PLoS Medicine
                Public Library of Science (San Francisco, USA )
                1549-1277
                1549-1676
                October 2004
                19 October 2004
                : 1
                : 1
                Author notes

                Robert J. Weil is the associate director for basic research at the Brain Tumor Institute at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America. E-mail: weilr@ 123456ccf.org

                Competing Interests: The author was formerly a member of the intramural research program of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health.

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                10.1371/journal.pmed.0010013
                523834
                15526041
                Copyright: © 2004 Robert J. Weil. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
                Categories
                Essay
                Surgery
                Surgery
                Evidence Based Practice
                Academic Medicine
                Clinical Trials

                Medicine

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