Learning Curve, Training Program, and Monitorization of Surgical Performance of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies Centers

Shigeki Kusamura, Santiago González-Moreno, Eran Nizri, Dario Baratti, Stefano Guadagni, Marcello Guaglio, Luigi Battaglia, Marcello Deraco

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Abstract

Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy is a complex procedure with high cost and significant morbidity and mortality. The associated learning curve is steep and could reliably be evaluated using specific statistics. Risk-adjusted sequential probability ratio test is an effective and robust method to monitor surgical performance in the learning and audit phase of a peritoneal surface malignancies center development. The most critical factor associated with surgical performance is mentoring of the trainee by an expert. A well-structured tutor-based training program has been implemented in Europe. This initiative will improve the standardization of the combined procedure and improve quality of services across the continent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-517
Number of pages11
JournalSurgical Oncology Clinics of North America
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2018

Keywords

  • Cytoreductive surgery
  • HIPEC
  • Learning curve
  • Surgical performance
  • Surgical training

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