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Unprofessional Behavior by Surgeons and Surgical Complications in Their Patients

Thursday, September 19, 2019

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William O. Cooper, David A. Spain, Oscar Guillamondegui, Rachel R. Kelz, Henry J. Domenico, Joseph Hopkins, Patricia Sullivan, Ilene N. Moore, James W. Pichert, Thomas F. Catron, Lynn E. Webb, Roger R. Dmochowski, Gerald B. Hickson

Using coworker reports of unprofessional behavior as a metric, surgeons' complication rates were assessed.  Compared to surgeons with no reports, the complication rate for surgeons with 1-3 reports was increased 14.3%, and that for surgeons with 4 or more reports was increased 11.9%.

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