Julissa Acevedo

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  • Mark K. Ferguson, Katherine Thompson, +4 authors Stephen Small
  • The Annals of thoracic surgery
  • 2015
BACKGROUND Frailty is a risk factor for adverse events after surgery. Residents' ability to recognize frailty is underdeveloped. We assessed the influence of a frailty education module on surgical residents' estimates of lobectomy risk. METHODS Traditional track cardiothoracic surgery residents were randomly allocated to take an online short course on(More)
BACKGROUND Women do not receive appropriate surgical therapy for lung cancer as often as men. Patient gender may influence treatment recommendations; less is known about the effect of physician gender on recommendations. METHODS Gender-neutral vignettes representing low-risk, average-risk, and high-risk candidates for lung resection were paired with(More)
BACKGROUND Physicians are only moderately accurate in estimating surgical risk based on clinical vignettes. We assessed the impact of perceived frailty by measuring the influence of a short video of a standardized patient on surgical risk estimates. METHODS Thoracic surgeons and cardiothoracic trainees estimated the risk of major complications for(More)
BACKGROUND Frailty is a predictor of poor outcomes following many types of operations. We measured thoracic surgeons' accuracy in assessing patient frailty using videos of standardized patients demonstrating signs of physical frailty. We compared their performance to that of geriatrics specialists. METHODS We developed an anchored scale for rating degree(More)
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