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Inquiry says surgeons should stop operating if patient dies

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 06 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:349
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    The Scottish royal medical colleges have been urged to consider issuing advice to surgeons to stop operating for the day when a patient dies on the operating table. It follows an inquiry into the deaths of two patients at Falkirk Royal Infirmary-both were operated on by the same surgeon on the same day.

    The surgeon, Nigel Harris, was …

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