Annu Rev Med. 2018 Jan 29;69:481-491.

What Metrics Accurately Reflect Surgical Quality?

Ibrahim, Andrew M.; Dimick, Justin

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Authors review important considerations for measuring surgical quality, including statistical concepts of case mix and chance. Surgical coaching is included in the context of combining intraoperative video assessment and taking “quality metrics” to the next level by improving performance of individual surgeons based on that data.