The UEMS ORL Section and Board have proposed a set of draft guidelines for various surgical procedures and these are now published on the UEMS ORL website. The guidelines include a definition of the operative procedure, indications, and pre-operative assessment. The operative technique used. There is a section for patient information and informed consent and finally, outcome measures by which the procedures can be assessed.
These guidelines represent a broad overview and may provide a framework for revision by National Associations to provide guidelines appropriate for individual European Countries.
Richard Maw, M.S., F.R.C.S.
Secretary General, Section & Board of Otolaryngology