The IDEAL Collaboration
Created on Monday, 30 Jan 2017.
The IDEAL Collaboration is an initiative to improve the quality of research in surgery.
- The model describes the stages of innovation in surgery: Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment, Long-term study
- There are a set of recommendations at each stage of the model that have been developed by experts in evidence-based surgery, for example on improving methodology and how to address the challenges of randomized controlled trials in surgery.
- The IDEAL Framework describes the stages through which interventional therapy innovation normally passes, the characteristics of each stage and the study design types the collaboration recommends for each.
Important tip: recent HTA commissioned calls have mentioned this framework!