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Seasoned surgeons assessed in a laparoscopic surgical crisis.

Powers K, Rehrig ST, Schwaitzberg SD, et al. Seasoned surgeons assessed in a laparoscopic surgical crisis. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. 2009;13(5):994-1003. doi:10.1007/s11605-009-0802-1.

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May 13, 2009
Powers K, Rehrig ST, Schwaitzberg SD, et al. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. 2009;13:994-1003.

This study compared the performance of surgeons younger and older than 55 in a simulated operative setting to demonstrate that age in itself is an arbitrary predictor of skill assessment. The authors advocate for simulation as a potential tool to evaluate performance in the context of re-credentialing.

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Powers K, Rehrig ST, Schwaitzberg SD, et al. Seasoned surgeons assessed in a laparoscopic surgical crisis. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. 2009;13(5):994-1003. doi:10.1007/s11605-009-0802-1.