In this issue of JAMA Surgery, Akhtar-Danesh et al1 report a population-based study of Canadian children undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy from 2008 to 2015. The researchers found that children cared for by high-volume general surgeons experienced fewer complications and lower costs. This study introduces the novel concept that high-volume adult general surgeons might add value to the surgical management of pediatric biliary disease by decreasing postoperative morbidity and health care costs.
Kelley-Quon LI, Nguyen N, Upperman JS. Considering the Ability of General Surgeons to Add Value to Pediatric Surgery. JAMA Surg. 2018;153(6):558. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5474
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