Cumulative sum failure analysis of the learning curve with endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.

@article{Forbes2004CumulativeSF,
  title={Cumulative sum failure analysis of the learning curve with endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.},
  author={Thomas L. Forbes and Guy A Derose and Stewart W Kribs and Kenneth A. Harris},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={102-8}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the importance of experience and the learning curve with endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed of all elective endovascular AAA repairs attempted by an individual surgeon and radiologist over a 4-year period. The primary outcome variable was achievement and 30-day maintenance of initial clinical success as defined by the Society for Vascular Surgery/American Association of Vascular… CONTINUE READING

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