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Public reporting of surgery death rates does not illustrate poorly performing surgeons
Public reporting of surgery death rates does not illustrate poorly performing surgeons (July 5 - Insidermedicine) From London - According to research published in the Lancet, publicly reporting death rates does not identify poorly performing surgeons. Researchers collected national mortality data on adult cardiac surgery, bowel cancer resection, gastrectomy and hip fracture surgery. Using this data, researchers calculated exactly how many surgeries would be necessary to enable reliable detection of poorly performing surgeons. They found that there would need to be significantly more operations performed in a year to be able to detect poorly performing surgeons. There would need to be 10x more bowel cancer surgeries a year, in particular, to achieve statistical power.
 
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