BibTex format

author = {Hughes-Hallett, A and Mayer, E and Pratt, P and Mottrie, A and Darzi, A and Vale, J},
doi = {10.1007/s11701-014-0478-8},
journal = {Journal of Robotic Surgery},
pages = {349--355},
title = {A census of robotic urological practice and training: a survey of the robotic section of the European Association of Urology.},
url = {},
volume = {8},
year = {2014}

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AB - To determine the current state of robotic urological practice, to establish how robotic training has been delivered and to ascertain whether this training was felt to be adequate. A questionnaire was emailed to members of the European Association of Urology robotic urology section mailing list. Outcomes were subdivided into three groups: demographics, exposure and barriers to training, and delivery of training. A comparative analysis of trainees and independently practising robotic surgeons was performed. 239 surgeons completed the survey, of these 117 (48.9 %) were practising robotic surgeons with the remainder either trainees or surgeons who had had received training in robotic surgery. The majority of robotic surgeons performed robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (90.6 %) and were undertaking >50 robotic cases per annum (55.6 %). Overall, only 66.3 % of respondents felt their robotic training needs had been met. Trainee satisfaction was significantly lower than that of independently practising surgeons (51.6 versus 71.6 %, p = 0.01). When a subgroup analysis of trainees was performed examining the relationship between regular simulator access and satisfaction, simulator access was a positive predictor of satisfaction, with 87.5 % of those with regular access versus 36.8 % of those without access being satisfied (p < 0.01). This study reveals that a significant number of urologists do not feel that their robotic training needs have been met. Increased access to simulation, as part of a structured curriculum, appears to improve satisfaction with training and, simultaneously, allows for a proportion of a surgeon's learning curve to be removed from the operating room.
AU - Hughes-Hallett,A
AU - Mayer,E
AU - Pratt,P
AU - Mottrie,A
AU - Darzi,A
AU - Vale,J
DO - 10.1007/s11701-014-0478-8
EP - 355
PY - 2014///
SN - 1863-2483
SP - 349
TI - A census of robotic urological practice and training: a survey of the robotic section of the European Association of Urology.
T2 - Journal of Robotic Surgery
UR -
UR -
UR -
VL - 8
ER -