Practice‐setting and surgeon characteristics heavily influence the decision to perform partial nephrectomy among American Urologic Association surgeons

@article{Weight2013PracticesettingAS,
  title={Practice‐setting and surgeon characteristics heavily influence the decision to perform partial nephrectomy among American Urologic Association surgeons},
  author={Christopher J. Weight and Paul Crispen and Rodney H. Breau and Simon P. Kim and Christine M. Lohse and Stephen A. Boorjian and R. Houston Thompson and Bradley C. Leibovich},
  journal={BJU International},
  year={2013},
  volume={111}
}
There is great variability in the utilization of partial nephrectomy, but the causes of these variations are not well understood. The present study underscores the already observed phenomenon of surgical volume influencing surgical planning and outcomes, but it gets at why this might be so. We observe that high‐volume renal surgeons have different thresholds of ‘technical feasibility’. 
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