Assessing the surgical decision making abilities of novice and proficient urologists.

  title={Assessing the surgical decision making abilities of novice and proficient urologists.},
  author={Suman Chatterjee and Jon Ng and K. P. Kwan and Edward D. Matsumoto},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  volume={181 5},
PURPOSE We examined whether the Surgical Decision Making Rating Scale can measure a difference in surgical judgment among urologists at various levels of training. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 25 medical students, urology residents and staff urologists viewed clips from 8 select urological procedures and verbalized their thought processes. The clips were ordered in increasing complexity from lower level tasks (catheterization and cystoscopy) to more advanced procedures (laser lithotripsy… CONTINUE READING

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