Surgeons' knowledge base needs to be increased

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7041.1301b (Published 18 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1301
  1. Rajan Madhok,
  2. John Stothard
  1. Coordinator, evidence based orthopaedic surgery programme South of Tyne Health Commission, South Shields NE33 3BN
  2. MSc course director Middlesbrough General Hospital, Middlesbrough TS5 5AZ

    EDITOR,—We share Christopher Bulstrode and Gareth Holsgrove's concerns about and approach towards the education of surgeons1 but would suggest that in addition to addressing surgeons' attitudes and behaviour we should increase their knowledge base. This would mean incorporating disciplines such as clinical epidemiology into training programmes. We adopted this …

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