Many operative complications have root causes that can be traced back to a lapse in judgment or errors in decision-making during surgery.1,2 The process of decision-making is very situation dependent, often without an obvious answer, making it extremely complex to define and measure. This issue has become more pronounced in an era of increased emphasis on patient safety and intraoperative performance.
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Madani A, Grover K, Watanabe Y. Measuring and Teaching Intraoperative Decision-making Using the Visual Concordance Test: Deliberate Practice of Advanced Cognitive Skills. JAMA Surg. 2020;155(1):78–79. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.4415
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