Driving Surgical Quality Using Operative Video

Surg Innov. 2016 Aug;23(4):337-40. doi: 10.1177/1553350616643616. Epub 2016 Apr 12.


Recent evidence suggests surgical quality may be demonstrated and evaluated using video capture during surgery. Operative video documentation may also aid in quality improvement initiatives. We discuss how operative video has the potential to help improve patient outcomes and increase professional accountability, patient safety, and surgical quality.

Keywords: evidence based medicine/surgery; surgical education; the business of surgery.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Quality Improvement*
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative*
  • Video Recording*