Inquiry says surgeons should stop operating if patient diesBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7180.349b (Published 06 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:349
- Bryan Christie
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 …