Using coworker reports of unprofessional behavior as a metric, surgeons' complication rates were assessed. Compared to surgeons with no reports, the complication rate for surgeons with 1-3 reports was increased 14.3%, and that for surgeons with 4 or more reports was increased 11.9%.
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September 7, 2019
Posting of a still-relevant TED video regarding the high number of suicides among physicians, a world-wide problem that relates in part to training and working conditions.
August 27, 2019
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Heart and Vascular Center, through support from the National Institutes of Health and the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network, announces a call for applications for the Dartmouth National Implementation Science Program (NISP) Scholar in cardiothoracic surgery – an innovative translational research program designed to train the
August 26, 2019
Using data from more than 3.3 million patients in the NCDR CathPCI Registry, researchers used machine learning to develop an algorithm that predicts post-PCI major bleeding with a C-statistic of 0.82.
August 19, 2019
In a QI study of nearly 5,400 operations, 188 adverse events were recorded. Of these, over 56% were associated with human error. Of all human performance deficiencies, cognitive error accounted for over half.
August 17, 2019
JTCVS just published a call for proposals of joining the Cardiac Surgery Intersociety Alliance (CSIA) as pilot sites. CSIA is jointly overseen by the AATS, EACTS, STS, the Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, and the World Heart Federation.
August 14, 2019
A comprehensive audio lecture from an academic pathologist on non-malignant pulmonary lesions.
August 4, 2019
The Throacic Surgery Residents Association (TSRA) Decision Algorithms in Cardiothoracic Surgery is a 100-chapter compendium with an individual algorithm for clinical decisions spanning the entire scope of cardiothoracic surgery.
August 1, 2019
Corsini et al examined the results of a single-institution's 5-year experience of cardiothoracic surgery mock oral examinations.
Transatlantic Editorial: Attrition of the Cardiothoracic Surgeon-Scientist: Definition of the Problem and Remedial Strategies
July 20, 2019
In this editorial, Ikonomidis et al not only describe the challenges but also provide specific actionable steps towards improving the retention as well as clinical, academic, and personal success of cardiothoracic surgeon-scientists. Challenges include: