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Comment & Response
March 30, 2022

Operative Autonomy of Surgical Residents and Patient Outcomes

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Wakefield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • 2Department of Oncology and Metabolism, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, United Kingdom
JAMA Surg. 2022;157(7):641-642. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2022.0304

To the Editor We write regarding the article by Oliver et al,1 which was recently discussed at CRAMSURG, an online journal club based in the UK (http://www.cramsurg.org). We would like to congratulate the authors for their work on resident operative autonomy.1 Autonomous operating by competent surgeons in training is a key objective of surgical training, and the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on this important issue for trainees worldwide.2 We discussed a number of aspects of the article that we would like to raise.

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