Fewer night emergency operations are performed by juniorsBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7425.1183-a (Published 20 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1183
- Susan Mayor
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.
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 …