The only current evidencebased surgical textbook in the market, this text serves as a guide to when to and what to rather
than how to, this book provides evidencebased surgical reviews to provide credible answers to ageold surgical
management questions. The management issues presented are oriented toward interventions and use evidencebased
techniques to assess the safety and efficacy of new treatments and rehabilitative or preventative interventions. Each
chapter is organized around the key questions essential to delineating the current status of evidence related to the subject
Publications from the past decade are cited that provide Level I and II evidence using the Oxford scale.
Throughout Elective General Surgery, careful assessment of the validity of intervention studies and the strength of the evidence that they provide underlies the choices of cited publications. The information presented in this volume guides
the scientific surgeon in providing stateoftheart care and in optimizing the use of medical resources without losing
sight of the need to address the unique needs of individual patients.
Autores: Stephen M. Cohn, Steven T. Brower