By David Mittleman

Time Away from Operating Table Can Hurt Surgeons’ Performance

Just like the greatest musicians who say that if they miss a day of practice they can tell, if they miss 2 days the critics can tell, and if they miss 3 days, the audience can tell, the same seems to be true for surgeons. A recent study conducted by researchers at George Mason University looked at hospital and discharge data for 56,000 patients who had heart bypass surgeries. They separated the patients into two groups: one where the surgeon performing the bypass surgery had also operated …read more

Category: Medical Malpractice, doctors, heart bypass surgery, Hospitals, operating table, patients, surgeons, surgery, surgical errors, time off, vacation