Study: Surgeon experience does not impact patient deaths

Wall Street Journal Health Blog, September 2, 2009

Whether a trauma surgeon is a novice or experienced makes no difference on patients’ likelihood of survival, according to a recent study published in the Archives of Surgery. Instead, it appears that the overall system of care is more important, the study found. In this article from the Wall Street Journal Health Blog, Elliott Haut, the first author of the study and an assistant professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins, discusses the findings.


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