Saturday, November 02, 2013


(h/t NYT)

It examined the difference in skills between surgeons and what I found most interesting was this part:
To the researchers’ surprise, there were huge variations in operative skill between the practicing surgeons, with the lowest ranked surgeons working at what the reviewers considered a level only slightly better than a trainee at the end of residency, and the highest-ranking surgeons working like “masters” in their field.

The study is the first to reliably measure operative skills in practicing surgeons and correlate those measurements with patient outcomes.
The lack of information is one reason the Free Market Fairy approach to health care just won't work.

1 comment:

Clinical Trial Recruitment App said...

As a surgeon or future surgeon they really need to master how to do different body operation because mostly the life of the patients is in their hand. And it is nice to hear the most of surgeons have enough skills and experience to manage this job and for those trainee or beginner they must do their best.