Training in the operating theatre: is it safe?

Aggarwal, R.; Darzi, A.
April 2006
Thorax;Apr2006, Vol. 61 Issue 4, p278
Academic Journal
The article emphasizes the significance of a systems approach to surgical training. It comments on a study conducted by N. Chaudhuri and colleagues titled "Effect of Training on Potential Outcomes Following Lobectomy." It shows that the systems approach to surgical safety is to identify and reduce errors which could lead to poor results. It claims that the apprenticeship model of training should be augmented with simulation based practice, adequate supervision and constructive feedback following each case.


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