Resident and Fellow Participation in Strabismus Surgery: Effect of Level of Training and Number of Assistants on Operative Time and Cost – Corrected Proof

Objective: To investigate the effect of the level of training and number of assistants on operative time for uncomplicated, 2-muscle, horizontal strabismus surgery at an academic institution.Design: Comparative case series.Participants: A total of 993 children and adults between the ages of 6 months and 75 years.Methods: Retrospective chart review of strabismus surgeries performed between July 1, 2008, and December 31, 2012, by any of 3 attending surgeons assisted by a resident in the postgraduate year 3 (PGY3), fellow in the postgraduate year 5 (PGY5), or both.Main Outcome Measures: Operative time (minutes) and associated operative cost (dollars).Results: There were 373 cases (Read more...)

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