Need Surgery : Is a more experienced surgeon better?

Once again, this was a weak study design. But, it sure does raise some eyebrows doesn’t it?

I think having the experience is paramount, but does the experienced surgeon grow with the changing face of medicine? Experience can be a tricky thing.

Previous studies have shown doctors reach their peak performance levels after about 10 years of experience in their specialty. Few studies have looked at the association between experience and performance in an objective manner. The intent of this study was to model the associations between experience and outcomes among surgeons performing thyroid procedures.

Read the entire story here: via Medical News: Older Surgeons May Not Be Better Surgeons – in Surgery, General Surgery from MedPage Today.

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