Team working to improve outcome in vestibular schwannoma surgery

@article{Sharp2005TeamWT,
  title={Team working to improve outcome in vestibular schwannoma surgery},
  author={Melanie Sharp and Robert J Macfarlane and David G. Hardy and S. M. Jones and David M. Baguley and David A. Moffat},
  journal={British Journal of Neurosurgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={19},
  pages={122 - 127}
}
The concept of the ‘learning curve’ in the early years of consultant appointment is no longer acceptable and yet, for most complex operations, learning is a career-long process. Sub-specialization offers part of the solution to this problem by concentrating expertise, but there remains the question of how to introduce new team members without adversely affecting patient outcome. Shortened training and an increasingly aware public, who are more questioning of the experience and outcomes of those… 

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