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Journal Article

Critical errors in infrequently performed trauma procedures after training.

Mackenzie CF, Shackelford SA, Tisherman SA, et al. Surgery. 2019;166:835-843.

This study evaluated trauma readiness among surgical residents following trauma surgery training and its impact on critical errors. Resident trauma readiness index increased significantly following the training, and training resulted in fewer critical errors committed by residents when compared with practicing surgeons. The trauma readiness index may help identify surgeons who would benefit from additional follow up training.