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Guidelines and Reporting Standards

The Society for Vascular Surgery offers several different types of clinical practice documents and tools to assist our members and the healthcare industry.

Clinical Practice Guidelines

The Society's guidelines evaluate the evidence in the scientific literature, assess the likely benefits and harms of a particular treatment, and enable healthcare providers to select the best care for a unique patient based on his or her preferences.The Society develops clinical practice guidelines to aid its members and their patients in the decision-making process. 

Multi-specialty Consensus Documents

The Society occasionally participates in Multi-specialty Consensus Documents with external organizations. 

Reporting Standards

Reporting standards are intended to provide uniformity of definitions and classifications for comparative purposes. They are instructive on how to report information from clinical studies in a consistent manner to make it easy for the reader to compare results.