Objective evaluation of competence: technical skills in gastrointestinal endoscopy.

@article{Cass1995ObjectiveEO,
  title={Objective evaluation of competence: technical skills in gastrointestinal endoscopy.},
  author={Oliver W. Cass},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={1995},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={86-9}
}
Documentation of an individual trainee's competence in gastrointestinal endoscopy has relied on the opinion of supervisors. Recommendations about the minimum number of procedures required to attain technical competence has relied on expert opinion. Recently, objective data about procedural competence have been collected. These data suggest that the mean number of procedures required to approach technical competence is higher than that recommended by experts. The data can be used to give a more… CONTINUE READING