Surgical approach to hysterectomy: introducing the concept of technicity.

  title={Surgical approach to hysterectomy: introducing the concept of technicity.},
  author={Philippe Yves Laberge and Sukhbir Sony Singh},
  journal={Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC},
  volume={31 11},
Despite national guidelines recommending that most hysterectomies should be performed vaginally or with laparoscopic assistance, the majority are still performed by laparotomy. Advocating for minimally invasive hysterectomy requires a strategy outlining the benefits and risks of the various approaches. We propose the use of "technicity," an index that has been used in France to compare the performance of hospitals across the country. Technicity is defined by the number of hysterectomies… CONTINUE READING

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