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A review of minimum surgeon volumes in ENT
  • Kate Hulse
Kate Hulse
Monklands Hospital

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Minimum surgeon volumes have been introduced in multiple specialties in the UK with the aim of improving patient outcomes. This includes endocrine surgery, pertinent to ENT surgeons performing thyroid and parathyroid surgery, where a minimum annual workload of 20 cases is recommended. Further implementation of minimum surgeon volumes could lead to substantial changes to service provision, including centralisation of procedures, turf wars between specialties, an accelerated shift of elective surgery to the private sector and a disproportionate impact on female surgeons.
Submitted to Clinical Otolaryngology
04 Feb 2024Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
14 Feb 20241st Revision Received
22 Feb 2024Submission Checks Completed
22 Feb 2024Assigned to Editor
28 Mar 2024Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
01 Apr 2024Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
01 Apr 20242nd Revision Received
10 Apr 2024Submission Checks Completed
10 Apr 2024Assigned to Editor
20 Apr 2024Editorial Decision: Accept