Colorectal operative experience. Results of a survey

Beck, David E. (1994) Colorectal operative experience. Results of a survey. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 37 9: 905-908. doi:10.1007/BF02052596

Author Beck, David E.
Title Colorectal operative experience. Results of a survey
Journal name Diseases of the Colon and Rectum   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0012-3706
Publication date 1994-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF02052596
Volume 37
Issue 9
Start page 905
End page 908
Total pages 4
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This study was designed to document the operative colorectal experience of members and fellows of The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

A mail survey of 900 members and fellows of The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons was conducted.

One hundred eighty questionnaires (20 percent) were returned; however, 25 respondents had retired or lacked accurate operative data. The remaining 155 surgeons averaged 49 (range, 35–83) years in age and had been in practice an average of 14.7 (range, 2–51) years. The respondents performed a median of 135 and a mean of 177 anorectal procedures per year (range, 20–1,471) and a median of 67 and a mean of 79 abdominal colorectal procedures (range, 6–443). Operative hemorrhoidectomy was the most common anorectal procedure (median, 25; mean, 47/year), while partial colectomy was the most common abdominal procedure (median, 18; mean, 26). The number of anorectal procedures correlated directly with the respondents' time in practice, and the number of abdominal procedures peaked between the tenth and fifteenth years.

Despite the limitations associated with this type of study, the information is useful in assessing practice patterns and experience level.
Keyword Operative experience
Abdominal surgery
Anorectal surgery
Residency training
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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