Surgeon Volume and Outcomes in Benign Hysterectomy

Kemi M. Doll, Magdy P. Milad, Dana R. Gossett*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Annual surgeon case volume has been linked to patient outcome in a variety of surgical fields, although limited data focus on gynecologic surgery performed by general gynecologists. Herein we review the literature addressing the associations between intraoperative injury, postoperative morbidity, and resource use among surgeons performing a low vs high volume of hysterectomies. Although study design and populations differ, individual and composite morbidity outcomes consistently favored high-volume surgeons. Given the growing emphasis on competency-based evaluation in surgery, gynecology departments may soon consider volume requirements a component of privileging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)554-561
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013

Keywords

  • Hysterectomy
  • Operative outcomes
  • Surgeon volume

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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