To the Editor We read with great interest the study by Schuster et al1 on the link between acute care surgeon experience and patient outcome in emergency surgeries. It is a well-conducted study that provides insight into patient mortalities, including a comprehensive breakdown of patient outcomes in multiple measures, such as postsurgical complications and length of stay. Although we concur with the authors that postsurgical patient outcomes may improve with the surgeon’s experience, there are shortcomings in the study that could have been addressed to further enhance their argument.
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Hoh JY, Hong S. Concerns Regarding Surgeon Special Interest and Years Following Termination of Training. JAMA Surg. 2021;156(12):1181–1182. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.3618
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