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Jan 2012

Synoptic Operative Reports: Comment on “The Computerized Synoptic Operative Report”

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco–San Francisco General Hospital, California.

Arch Surg. 2012;147(1):74-75. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.222

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.

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