The surgical learning curve for artificial urinary sphincter procedures compared to typical surgeon experience Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Clinical Competence
  • Learning Curve
  • Urinary Incontinence, Stress
  • Urinary Sphincter, Artificial
  • Urologic Surgical Procedures, Male

abstract

  • The learning curve for AUS surgery appears to be very long and without an obvious plateau. This is in contrast to typical surgeon experience, suggesting a considerable burden of avoidable reoperations. Efforts to flatten the learning are urgently needed.

publication date

  • December 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3646622

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.eururo.2011.05.048

PubMed ID

  • 21665357

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1285

end page

  • 90

volume

  • 60

number

  • 6