Study suggests surgeons do get better with experience

April 2, 2015 3:07 PM

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Study suggests surgeons do get better with experience

(Reuters Health) - The more procedures surgeons have performed, the better their patients’ outcomes, at least until the doctors hit a learning plateau, according to a new analysis of data on more than one million surgeries.

The flattening out of the learning curve happens at different points - ranging from 25 to 750 procedures - for different types of surgery, the authors found.

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