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March 1, 2004

Surgery in Office Based and Ambulatory Centers

Arch Surg. 2004;139(3):240. doi:10.1001/archsurg.139.3.240

In the September 2003 issue of Archives of Surgery, the article titled "Comparative Outcomes Analysis of Procedures Performed in Physician Offices and Ambulatory Surgery Centers"1 has generated a number of responses from our concerned and apparently diversified readership. A gratifying aspect of these responses is the Editor's pride in knowing that such a diverse group reads the Archives of Surgery, including another Archives Editor. This has made my day! We congratulate them on their good journalistic taste. Other equally substantive manuscripts appeared in the same issue. My major unpaid Dermatology consultant (a daughter-in-law) has over the years sharpened my sensitivity on these and other issues.