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Comment & Response
March 23, 2022

Comments on Surgeon-Patient Sex Concordance and Postoperative Outcomes

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 3UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
JAMA Surg. 2022;157(7):638. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2022.0294

To the Editor We read with interest the article by Wallis and colleagues,1 and we commend the authors for tackling this matter. Here, we offer some observations.

First, the sample excluded all sex-specific procedures to ensure sex-concordant and sex-discordant dyads were possible for all procedures, which excluded all obstetric and gynecologic surgeries. This exclusion may have biased the overall results concerning how sex modifies the association between dyad concordance and surgery outcomes in aggregate.

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