Supervised surgical trainees perform thyroid surgery for Graves’ disease safely

@article{Hassan2006SupervisedST,
  title={Supervised surgical trainees perform thyroid surgery for Graves’ disease safely},
  author={I. E. Hassan and Michael Koller and Conrad Kluge and Sebastian Hoffmann and Andreas Zielke and Matthias Rothmund},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={391},
  pages={597-602}
}
There is little information about the effect of operative experience and supervision of trainees on long-term outcomes after thyroid resection for Graves’ disease (GD). The aim of this study was to compare the morbidity rate after thyroid resection performed by trainees vs consultant surgeons. Based on a cross-sectional design analysis with a median follow-up of 96 months (range, 12–216 months), long-term outcomes for 111 patients operated on by consultants were compared with those of 42… CONTINUE READING

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