Because of the number of surgical subspecialties, the role of a vascular surgeon in modern surgical practice has grown from arbiter of bleeding to a key assistant for safe surgical operations. However, the value of a vascular surgeon in a hospital system has always been difficult to measure. An article by Taylor et al1 described the economic viability and productivity of a busy vascular surgical division.
Lum YW, Black JH. The Role of a Vascular Surgeon. JAMA Surg. 2016;151(11):1038. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2016.2263
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