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Teaching laparoscopic surgery: the need for guidelines.

By C. M. Royston, M. R. Lansdown and W. A. Brough


There is a risk that minimally invasive surgery will fall into disrepute unless adequate steps are taken to reassure the public. Some form of accreditation after a recognised training scheme would go a long way towards allaying these fears. The cost of training surgeons must be addressed. Adequate training will probably pay dividends in reduced litigation. The royal colleges should be responsible for maintaining standards of teaching on recognised courses, setting criteria for accreditation, and supervising a national audit of all laparoscopic procedures

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