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Invited Commentary
November 8, 2017

Overlapping Surgery—Opportunities in Neurosurgery Based on New Research

Author Affiliations
  • 1American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA Surg. Published online November 8, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4482

Overlapping surgery has become a topic of intense controversial discussion in the press,1 in the Senate Finance Committee,2 and at professional association annual meetings.3 Surgery involving neurologic outcomes has been the particular focus of concern in the press.1 As with so many things, association or personal opinion will prevail until there are data to settle the discussion. There has been very little objective assessment of this practice.

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