Finding a way to better train our surgeons and get insight into the technical ability of our providers is paramount to patient safety.
Challenges for Practicing Surgeons
Numbers vary between studies, but in general, a surgeon used to need to perform at least 25 cases to perform at a basic level of safety. Now, the number
is around 75-80 to achieve optimal proficiency.
Challenges for Medical Device Companies
This drastically slows innovation, as hospitals and surgeons may continue to use existing technologies simply because surgeons don’t have the time and opportunity to properly train on newer products.