Surgeon is only one influence on outcome

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7414.564 (Published 04 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:564
  1. Frank A Frizelle, professor of colorectal surgery (frank.frizelle@chmeds.ac.nz),
  2. John Frye, surgical registrar
  1. University Department of Surgery, Christchurch Hospital, Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand

    EDITOR—Carter's editorial on the surgeon as risk factor is an interesting assessment of the various determinants of surgical outcome.1 The surgeon is not, however, an isolated factor but one of many interrelated factors determining surgical outcome. Good surgical results are the result of interdependent multiple factors, including anaesthetic, intensive care, medical, nursing, and paramedical support, and …

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