Medicine is not a clubBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7545.861-a (Published 06 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:861
- Liam Farrell, general practitioner
- Crossmaglen, County Armagh
There is a small hospital in Drogheda in Ireland, where, between 1974 and 1998, 188 peripartum hysterectomies were performed, most of them caesarean hysterectomies, and most by the same doctor; most obstetricians would carry out less than 10 in their whole career.
That a doctor should deviate from normal practice is not exceptional; we can all get set in our ways, and nowadays change occurs so rapidly that it is easy to fall behind. But …