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European guidelines on structure and qualification of general thoracic surgery


Brunelli, A; Falcoz, P E; D'Amico, T; Hansen, H; Lim, E; Massard, G; Rice, T W; Rocco, G; Thomas, P; Van Raemdonck, D; Congregado, M; Decaluwe, H; Grodzki, T; Lerut, T; Molnar, T; Salati, M; Scarci, M; Van Schil, P; Varela, G; Venuta, F; Melfi, F; Gebitekin, C; Kuzdzal, J; Leschber, G; Opitz, I; Papagiannopoulos, K; Patterson, A; Ruffini, E; Klepetko, W; Toker, A (2014). European guidelines on structure and qualification of general thoracic surgery. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 45(5):779-786.

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OBJECTIVE To update the recommendations for the structural characteristics of general thoracic surgery (GTS) in Europe in order to provide a document that can be used as a guide for harmonizing the general thoracic surgical practice in Europe. METHODS A task force was created to set the structural, procedural and qualification characteristics of a European GTS unit. These criteria were endorsed by the Executive Committee of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons and by the Thoracic Domain of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and were validated by the European Board of Thoracic Surgery at European Union of Medical Specialists. RESULTS Criteria regarding definition and scope of GTS, structure and qualification of GTS unit, training and education and recommendations for subjects of particular interest (lung transplant, oesophageal surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, quality surveillance) were developed. CONCLUSIONS This document will hopefully represent the first step of a process of revision of the modern thoracic surgeons' curricula, which need to be qualitatively rethought in the setting of the qualification process. The structural criteria highlighted in the present document are meant to help and tackle the challenge of cultural and language barriers as well as of widely varying national training programmes

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To update the recommendations for the structural characteristics of general thoracic surgery (GTS) in Europe in order to provide a document that can be used as a guide for harmonizing the general thoracic surgical practice in Europe. METHODS A task force was created to set the structural, procedural and qualification characteristics of a European GTS unit. These criteria were endorsed by the Executive Committee of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons and by the Thoracic Domain of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and were validated by the European Board of Thoracic Surgery at European Union of Medical Specialists. RESULTS Criteria regarding definition and scope of GTS, structure and qualification of GTS unit, training and education and recommendations for subjects of particular interest (lung transplant, oesophageal surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, quality surveillance) were developed. CONCLUSIONS This document will hopefully represent the first step of a process of revision of the modern thoracic surgeons' curricula, which need to be qualitatively rethought in the setting of the qualification process. The structural criteria highlighted in the present document are meant to help and tackle the challenge of cultural and language barriers as well as of widely varying national training programmes

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Surgery
Health Sciences > Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
Health Sciences > Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Uncontrolled Keywords:Accreditation; Education; General thoracic surgery; Procedures; Professional affairs; Qualification; Structure
Language:English
Date:1 May 2014
Deposited On:30 Oct 2018 17:28
Last Modified:31 Jul 2020 02:12
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:1010-7940
OA Status:Hybrid
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezu016
Related URLs:https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?lookfor=nationallicenceoxford101093ejctsezu016 (Library Catalogue)
PubMed ID:24562007

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