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Skill Ratings Predict Which Surgeons Perform Safer Surgeries

Video ratings data of surgeons’ operating skills successfully predicted whether patients would suffer complications after leaving the operating room, according to a University of Michigan study. The study assessed the relationship between the technical skill of 20 bariatric surgeons and post-surgery complications in 10,343 patients undergoing common, but complex laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery.