Standardization of surgical procedures for identifying best practices and training.

@article{Armstrong2012StandardizationOS,
  title={Standardization of surgical procedures for identifying best practices and training.},
  author={Tera Armstrong and Denny Yu and Andreas Frischknecht and Ross Minter and Pia Andreatta and Steven Kasten},
  journal={Work},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 Suppl 1},
  pages={4673-9}
}
A taxonomy was developed a) to describe surgical procedures with sufficient detail to review differences among surgeons, b) to examine the relationship between individual technique and outcomes, c) to enable surgeons to standardize technique around best practices and d) to identify clinical-evidence-based key points of teaching and assessment for surgical training. Sixty-seven microvascular anastomoses were recorded through video cameras mounted in the dissecting microscope. A hierarchical task… CONTINUE READING

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