The literature continues to emphasize the advantages of treating patients in "high volume" units by "expert" surgeons, but there is no agreed definition of what is meant by either term. In September 2012, a Consensus Conference on Clinical Competence was organized in Rome as part of the meeting of the National Congress of Italian Surgery (I Congresso Nazionale della Chirurgia Italiana: Unità e valore della chirurgia italiana). The aims were to provide a definition of "expert surgeon" and "high-volume facility" in rectal cancer surgery and to assess their influence on patient outcome.

Piccoli, M., Agresta, F., Trapani, V., Nigro, C., Pende, V., Campanile, F., et al. (2014). Clinical competence in the surgery of rectal cancer: the Italian Consensus Conference. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COLORECTAL DISEASE, 29(7), 863-875 [10.1007/s00384-014-1887-x].

Clinical competence in the surgery of rectal cancer: the Italian Consensus Conference

NIGRO, CASIMIRO;
2014

Abstract

The literature continues to emphasize the advantages of treating patients in "high volume" units by "expert" surgeons, but there is no agreed definition of what is meant by either term. In September 2012, a Consensus Conference on Clinical Competence was organized in Rome as part of the meeting of the National Congress of Italian Surgery (I Congresso Nazionale della Chirurgia Italiana: Unità e valore della chirurgia italiana). The aims were to provide a definition of "expert surgeon" and "high-volume facility" in rectal cancer surgery and to assess their influence on patient outcome.
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Esperti anonimi
Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale
English
Anal Canal; Hospitals, High-Volume; Humans; Laparoscopy; Microsurgery; Neoplasm Recurrence, Local; Rectal Neoplasms; Survival Rate; Treatment Outcome; Clinical Competence
Piccoli, M., Agresta, F., Trapani, V., Nigro, C., Pende, V., Campanile, F., et al. (2014). Clinical competence in the surgery of rectal cancer: the Italian Consensus Conference. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COLORECTAL DISEASE, 29(7), 863-875 [10.1007/s00384-014-1887-x].
Piccoli, M; Agresta, F; Trapani, V; Nigro, C; Pende, V; Campanile, F; Vettoretto, N; Belluco, E; Bianchi, P; Cavaliere, D; Ferulano, G; La Torre, F; Lirici, M; Rea, R; Ricco, G; Orsenigo, E; Barlera, S; Lettieri, E; Romano, G
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