Author Affiliations: Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco–San Francisco General Hospital, California.
The study by Gur et al1 compared dictated operative reports by attending surgeons with synoptic operative reports generated by junior and senior residents for 57 breast procedures. The authors concluded that synoptic reports, generated from preselected data points in drop-down menus, are superior both for inclusion of the preselected data points and for resident education.
Schecter WP. Synoptic Operative ReportsComment on “The Computerized Synoptic Operative Report”. Arch Surg. 2012;147(1):74-75. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.222