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Comment & Response
February 2018

Association Between Appendectomy Outcomes and Surgeons’ Seniority

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Hepatic Surgery, Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
  • 2Department of Clinical Medicine, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):188-189. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4004

To the Editor We read with great interest the article by Siam et al.1 This study showed no significant difference in postoperative outcomes after appendectomy between senior general surgeons (SGSs) and general surgery residents (GSRs); the authors proposed that under standard conditions, more experienced surgical residents can be allowed to perform appendectomy alone. Herein, we would like to raise the following comments.