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Comment & Response
December 5, 2017

Length of Stay After Overlapping Surgery

Author Affiliations
  • 1Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
JAMA. 2017;318(21):2140. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.16607

To the Editor The Viewpoint by Drs Mello and Livingston1 summarized knowledge regarding the practice of overlapping surgery and stated, “Another [study] reported longer length of stay for some types of overlapping cases,” referencing a study by us and other coauthors.2 We would like to clarify that statement as it is an incomplete representation of the findings.

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