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Surgeons’ Time Away from the Operating Table Isn’t Good for Patients

//Surgeons’ Time Away from the Operating Table Isn’t Good for Patients

Surgeons’ Time Away from the Operating Table Isn’t Good for Patients

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

2014-05-09T14:17:00+00:00 Blog|