In the first FRS consensus conference, called “Outcomes Measures”, subject matter experts from multiple surgical societies, surgical educational societies, surgical boards and other governing organizations agreed upon the critical skills and tasks that needed to be included in a comprehensive basic curriculum. A task deconstruction was performed to identify the tasks, subtasks and errors that need to be measured. A modified Delphi methodology was used to create a matrix of specific robotic surgery tasks that are matched to their common errors, a description of the desired outcome and the quantitative metrics that support those outcomes. Following the conference, a second round classic Delphi anonymous rating was used to ensure concurrence, to prioritize the ranking of the tasks and to eliminate low-scoring tasks.
There were 25 outcome measures that resulted from this process that are listed below.