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Italy plans to publish surgeons’ success rates

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 25 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1787
  1. Michael Day
  1. 1Milan

    Italy looks set to become the latest country to tackle the controversial matter of publishing surgeons’ performance figures.

    From next year its surgeons will have to make their curriculum vitae and surgical success rates available to the public, the country’s public administration minister Renato Brunetta has announced.

    Details on precisely how surgeons’ performance will be monitored and presented were not given.

    Announcing his intentions, Mr Brunetta justified his decision by saying, “If I have to have an operation I have a right to know whether my doctor …

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