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Communication between surgeons and patients following an adverse event has received little attention. This commentary describes three elements that distinguish surgeon–patient communication from typical physician–patient encounters. The authors recommend that research efforts focus on the role of safety culture, the varying types of surgical settings, the impact of having a third party present during disclosure, and methods to help physicians develop skills for these conversations.
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Implementation of resident work hour restrictions is associated with a reduction in mortality and provider-related complications on the surgical service: a concurrent analysis of 14,610 patients.
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