Letters Surgeon specialisation and operative mortality

Surgical training must ensure continued production of specialist surgeons

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4702 (Published 06 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4702
  1. Helen Mohan, vice president1,
  2. Rhiannon Harries, immediate past president1,
  3. Adam Williams, president1
  1. 1Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT), 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE, UK
  1. president{at}asit.org

In their recent paper, Sahni and colleagues demonstrate the importance of surgeon specialisation and volume in achieving lower mortality rates.1 The Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) is a firm advocate for excellence in surgical training and supports training to the highest degree of specialisation.2 …

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