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.
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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:
July 19, 2019
Google Scholar has released the 2019 version of Scholar Metrics just now. This release covers articles published in 2014–2018 and includes citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar as of July 2019.
July 17, 2019
In this editorial, Harrington and coauthors introduce the updated guidelines for statistical reporting in the New England Journal of Medicine, which can be accessed at https://www.nejm.org/author-center/new-manuscripts.
July 11, 2019
Later this year, AATS will launch two new open access journals, JTCVS Open and JTCVS Techniques, to provide authors with additional options to publish high-quality information of importance to thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons.
July 2, 2019
The author discusses how nontechnical skills and forming a shared mental model for VATS lobectomy teams enhances performance.