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Impact of Resident Participation in Surgical Operations on Postoperative Outcomes: National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
Ann Surg. 2012 Sep;256(3):469-75. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e318265812a.
Source: Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
To evaluate whether resident participation in operations influences postoperative outcomes.
: Identification of potential differences in outcome associated with resident participation in operations may facilitate planning from educational and health resource perspectives.
From the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database (2005-2007), postoperative outcomes were compared for patients with and without resident participation (RES vs no-RES). Groups were matched in a 2:1 ratio, based on age, sex, specialty, surgical procedure, morbidity probability, and important comorbidities and risk factors.
RES (40,474; 66.7%) and no-RES (20,237; 33.3%) groups were comparable for matched characteristics. Mortality was similar (0.18% vs 0.20%, P = 0.55). Thirty-day complications classified as…
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