Surgical technique is presumed to be an important determinant of patient outcomes. Surgical technical skill, measured by video review, has been associated with postoperative morbidity and histopathologic outcomes.1-3 However, it is unknown whether technical skill is associated with long-term survival. Our objective was to assess the association between surgical technical skill and overall survival following colectomy for colon cancer.
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Brajcich BC, Stulberg JJ, Palis BE, et al. Association Between Surgical Technical Skill and Long-term Survival for Colon Cancer. JAMA Oncol. 2021;7(1):127–129. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.5462
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