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Royal College of Surgeons warns against “mavericks” in new innovation guideline

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 10 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2170
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Surgeons should refrain from using new procedures and techniques if they lack the training and supervision to ensure patients’ safety, the Royal College of Surgeons has warned in new guidance on the best practice for using new techniques.1

The guidance, which comes after the death of a patient who had multiple organ failure after robot-assisted heart valve surgery,2 outlines the principles all surgeons …

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