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Research Letter
April 28, 2021

Assessment of Emotional Outcomes of Intraoperative Death on Surgical Team Members

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
  • 2Surgical Critical Care, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
  • 3Medical Affairs and Pediatrics, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
JAMA Surg. Published online April 28, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.0704

Surgical team members are exposed to many challenging experiences, including intraoperative death (ID). The influence of these very rare incidents on staff morale is poorly defined; the few published studies1,2 are highly focused on specific clinical specialties and service roles, not the full range of surgical staff members.

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