Debate over proper use still in question
Researchers in Canada are developing a surgical “black box,” like the ones used in airplanes, which could change the face of modern surgery. The hope is that the box could become an tool for surgeons, where operations could be tracked and analyzed, mistakes could be improved upon and complications before, during and after surgery could be significantly reduced.
However, some are wondering if the tool could backfire. If data could be used in court, it could become a potential mess in the malpractice department and ultimately become counterproductive to those it was meant to help.
“We have to ensure the black box is used as an educational tool to help surgeons evaluate their performance and improve,” said Dr. Teodor Grantcharov, a minimally invasive surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.
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