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August 4, 2021

Concerns Regarding Surgeon Special Interest and Years Following Termination of Training

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  • 1Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Sichuan Cancer Hospital & Research Institute, School of Medicine, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China
JAMA Surg. 2021;156(12):1181. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.3615

To the Editor We read with great interest the article titled “Association of Acute Care Surgeon Experience With Emergency Surgery Patient Outcomes and Mortality.”1 The authors identified more unplanned returns to the operating room and increased postoperative complications for patients operated on by less experienced surgeons. In general, it is a well-designed study. However, we would like to address some questions concerning the content of the study.

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