The Impact of a Resident’s Seniority on Operative Time and Length of Hospital Stay for Laparoscopic Appendectomy • Shabati M, Rosin D, Zmora O, et al. 2004;18:1328-1330. Reviews patient records for 341 appendectomies by residents alone. Operating times, conversion rates, and lengths of stay for surgical teams lead by residents with 3 or fewer years were compared with those lead by residents with 3 or more years and with those consisting of two residents with 3 or fewer years.
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