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The learning curve in the context of surgical practice

Adam Kurek, Robert Król
Chirurgia Polska 2016;18(1-2):16-23.

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Vol 18, No 1-2 (2016)
Review articles

Abstract

The term “learning curve” is not a new term in surgery. Due to the constant development of operating techniques its importance is increasing. It is an useful tool to assess progression in the acquisition of new surgical skills or when introducing a new procedure in the surgical ward.

Preparation and analysis of learning curves also allows for adequate progress control during surgical training and, if necessary, to modify it.

The work tries to bring closer the idea of learning curves, measures of outcomes and the potential benefits of determining the curves for the surgical procedures.

Abstract

The term “learning curve” is not a new term in surgery. Due to the constant development of operating techniques its importance is increasing. It is an useful tool to assess progression in the acquisition of new surgical skills or when introducing a new procedure in the surgical ward.

Preparation and analysis of learning curves also allows for adequate progress control during surgical training and, if necessary, to modify it.

The work tries to bring closer the idea of learning curves, measures of outcomes and the potential benefits of determining the curves for the surgical procedures.

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Keywords

learning curve, surgical training, measure of outcome

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Title

The learning curve in the context of surgical practice

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 18, No 1-2 (2016)

Pages

16-23

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2016;18(1-2):16-23.

Keywords

learning curve
surgical training
measure of outcome

Authors

Adam Kurek
Robert Król

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