Learning curves for urological procedures: a systematic review.

  title={Learning curves for urological procedures: a systematic review.},
  author={Hamid Abboudi and Mohammed Shamim Khan and Khurshid A. Guru and Saied Froghi and Gunter de Win and Hendrik van Poppel and Prokar Dasgupta and Kamran Ahmed},
  journal={BJU international},
  volume={114 4},
OBJECTIVE To determine the number of cases a urological surgeon must complete to achieve proficiency for various urological procedures. PATIENT AND METHODS The MEDLINE, EMBASE and PsycINFO databases were systematically searched for studies published up to December 2011. Studies pertaining to learning curves of urological procedures were included. Two reviewers independently identified potentially relevant articles. Procedure name, statistical analysis, procedure setting, number of… CONTINUE READING
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