Improving the quality of care and preventing medical errors are now major reasons for recording surgical procedures. Also, surgeons want to answer questions such as "did I make the right decision?", "what did I learn"? and "how do I make sure this does not happen again?"
In the video below, Dr. Grantcharov talks about how recording and reviewing procedures improves surgical performance. By recording himself, he became aware of opportunities - previously unnoticed - to improve his own behaviour. He then evaluated the method by comparing training results between two groups of surgeons, where the group with deliberate practice (feedback through analysing recordings) showed a much greater improvement in performance.