- Supplementing narrative reports (NR) with systematic video reporting (SVR) for laparoscopic colorectal surgeries led to better documentation of important steps.
- During the procedure, the primary surgeon directed the recording of predefined key steps.
Why this matters
- NRs are subjective and may often exclude critical information.
- At 3 centers in the Netherlands, 113 adult patients undergoing elective laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer with SVR were compared with an historical cohort that underwent procedures using NR alone.
- Funding: Stichting Kwaliteitsgelden Medisch Specialisten Quality Foundation Funds Medical Specialists; Olympus Netherlands.
- More key steps were adequately recorded in the SVR cohort (78.5%; P<.001>) than in the historic NR cohort (52.5%; P<.001 and in the accompanying nr of study group p>
- Combining NR with SVR led to a mean of 85.1% adequate recording of steps, which was higher than that achieved for both the NR (P<.001 and the reviewed svr>
- Historical controls.