Impact of resident participation on morbidity and mortality in neurosurgical procedures: an analysis of 16,098 patients.
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Harvey Cushing's open and thorough documentation of surgical mishaps at the dawn of neurologic surgery.
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Relationship between occurrence of surgical complications and hospital finances.
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Medical errors in neurosurgery.
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