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Fewer night emergency operations are performed by juniors

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7425.1183-a (Published 20 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1183
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    The proportion of night time emergency operations that are performed by junior grade surgeons fell from 65% in 1995-6 to 20% in 2002, a new report on perioperative deaths in England and Wales shows.


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    But nearly half of emergency operations performed during the night are still carried out on patients anaesthetised by trainees. The fall in the number of …

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