Programme for Training and Research in Laparoscopic Surgery
with focus on Developing Countries/Countries in Economic Transition
Organised by the
Coordinator: PD Dr Pierre Meyer
Framework for Assessment
Overview of content
The purpose of this table is to collect information necessary to describe all hospitals that are affiliated with the participating institution and/or potentially benefit from the training programme. Information gathered includes level of care provided (e.g. tertiary, secondary or primary care hospital), number and type of departments, number of hospital beds, number of physicians working, and patients served.
Note: In the fields labeled “list departments”, the currently existing departments at each of the affiliated/potentially benefiting hospitals should be indicated.
This table aims to provide an overview about the current use of laparoscopy at different departments of affiliated hospitals. It further assesses (quantitatively) the existence of training in laparoscopy at those hospitals as well as the anticipated number of participants in the practical training.
Note: In the fields labeled “list departments”, the entry of information should correspond to that indicated in table 1.
With help of this table, an overview of the current availability of facilities, equipment and instruments in general and for laparoscopic interventions, will be established. In addition, the presence of clinical support staff is assessed.
Note: This particular sheet of the questionnaire needs to be replicated according to the number of affiliated/participating hospitals and completed for each of them.
This table collects information from individual physicians (i.e. surgeons)
working at the respective hospitals. The questionnaire aims to assess their
practical experience in laparoscopy as well as to which extent those physicians
received training and need further training in particular laparoscopic interventions.
Intervention types are listed according to the catalogue for laparoscopy
(provided in a separate document). However, any additionally performed intervention
should be listed in the fields labeled “other”.
Note: This particular sheet of the questionnaire needs to be replicated according to the number of respondents and completed by each of them.
This table provides a summary of the information collected with help of table 4. It assesses the number of physicians at different levels of experience in laparoscopy, the number of physicians who have additional training needs and/or are foreseen to participate in the practical training. Intervention types are listed according to the catalogue for laparoscopy (provided in a separate document), and additionally performed interventions should be listed in the fields labeled “other”. All interventions listed in this table should correspond to those mentioned in table 4.
This table collects information about the currently existing training programme in laparoscopy; whether is has been formally organized, written guidelines exist that could potentially be used for the new training programme, elements of current training and requirements for certification, as well as accreditation and evaluation of trainees and trainers.
This table aims to collect information about complications of interventions performed either via conventional or laparoscopic surgery. A list of interventions is provided and should correspond to those interventions that are mentioned in tables 4 and 5. The data will permit not only comparison of complications following conventional or laparoscopic surgery, but also conclusions about the link of complication rate and the physician’s learning curve for laparoscopy.
Note: This particular sheet of the questionnaire needs to be replicated according to the number of affiliated hospitals and completed for each of them.
Text prepared by Annette Reinisch
Edited by Aldo Campana,