Supervised training in carotid endarterectomy is safe.

  title={Supervised training in carotid endarterectomy is safe.},
  author={Andrew W Bradbury and Julie Brittenden and John A. Murie and Adam K M Jenkins and Charles Vaughan Ruckley},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={84 12},
BACKGROUND The number of carotid endarterectomies (CEAs) performed in the UK, and thus the need to train surgeons in this operation, has increased markedly in recent years and may continue to do so. The aim of the present study was to assess the quality, clinical outcome and case-mix of supervised training in CEA in this unit. METHODS The study was an analysis of a prospectively gathered database of all CEAs performed in this unit since 1975. RESULTS Between 1 January 1975 and 31 December… CONTINUE READING