This week: Surgical skill in bariatric surgery and new oral anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation
Nathan and Amol want you to:
1. Understand how peer assessed technical skill was found to be associated with complication rates at the individual surgeon level.
2. Recognize that peer rating of technical skill may provide opportunities for targeted coaching, and perhaps could be implemented into postgraduate training programs.
3. Understand the safety and efficacy of new oral anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation based on trial evidence.
4. Recognize that population-level safety data for new oral anticoagulants remains to be seen.
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Christian Ruff et al. Comparison of the efficacy and safety of new oral anticoagulants with warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation: a meta-analysis of randomised trials. Lancet. 2014 Mar 15;383(9921):955-62. (PubMed).