The aim of this questionnaire based study published in the American Journal of Surgery was to investigate the adoption of surgical techniques after attendance at a surgical master class. They found that there was a significant adoption of colorectal procedures, from 33% to 79% and bariatric procedures, from 27% to 66% after attendance at the surgical master classes. This is the first study to demonstrate the effectiveness of the master class in terms of surgeons’ adopting new techniques. However, this study does not investigate the patient safety related issues associated with adoption of such advanced surgical techniques.
American Journal of Surgery 2012;204(1):110-114
Headline: Study shows an increase in surgeons’ performing advanced surgical procedures after attending master classes
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