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.
Hyder JA, Habermann EB, Cima RR. Length of Stay After Overlapping Surgery. JAMA. 2017;318(21):2140. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.16607
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