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Intraoperative surgical performance measurement and outcomes: choose your tools carefully.

Aggarwal R. Intraoperative Surgical Performance Measurement and Outcomes: Choose Your Tools Carefully. JAMA Surg. 2017;152(11):995-996. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0837.

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August 16, 2017
Aggarwal R. JAMA Surg. 2017;152:995-996.

Performance standards in surgical care range from those tracking technical competencies to hospital volume. Reviewing various ways to assess surgical skill such as video review and how nontechnical skills like communication and situational awareness can affect surgical performance, this commentary highlights the challenges to aligning rating scales with surgical outcome measures.

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Aggarwal R. Intraoperative Surgical Performance Measurement and Outcomes: Choose Your Tools Carefully. JAMA Surg. 2017;152(11):995-996. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0837.