During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital admissions fell precipitously in the US. In the week of April 11, hospital admissions dropped to as low as 68% of predicted admissions. Some[…]
By virtually every metric, COVID-19 is the biggest healthcare emergency of the last century. There is, however, a growing number of voices suggesting that it’s even worse than most people realize[…]
Why does it matter?
Because it strikes at solving a problem of global scale. In the US alone, medical malpractice is the 3rd most frequent cause of death. While this is a dire fact, there is no[…]
Digital Surgery is more than foisting “cut-here-using-this-instrument” recommendations on a surgeon or providing a technical skills assessment to a resident. An integrated Digital Surgery platform[…]
From reading the news you would think that people’s experience of COVID-19 is random, and down to chance.
How is it after all that two people of the same sex and of a similar age and social[…]
Given the ever-changing landscape and increasing importance of virtual learning alternatives, how do we best adapt surgical training programs to embrace the needs and nuances of today’s surgeons?[…]
This article was first published on Linkedin on 17th March, 2020
It’s now an ominous rule of thumb that we can predict the future of #Coronavirus by looking to Italy: currently, the number of[…]
An article recently published in the Journal of Surgical Education has a tongue-in-cheek title based on the oft-quoted surgical training quip, “ See one. Do one. Teach one.”
The obvious meaning[…]
Sepsis, a leading cause of death in hospitals, is the body’s overactive and toxic response to infections. Sepsis affects more than 30 million people worldwide every year and is the most common[…]
Previously, we explored on this blog how technical skills can impact surgical outcomes. But, recent studies show how poor non-technical skills could be a significant cause of adverse events in the[…]
Over the past decade, hospitals and health systems have increasingly focussed on addressing the rising cost of healthcare. With the expense of surgical care playing a major role (nearly 30% of all[…]