Cognitive changes and retirement among senior surgeons (CCRASS): results from the CCRASS Study.

@article{Bieliauskas2008CognitiveCA,
  title={Cognitive changes and retirement among senior surgeons (CCRASS): results from the CCRASS Study.},
  author={Linas A. Bieliauskas and Scott A Langenecker and Christopher J Graver and H Jin Lee and Jillian R O'Neill and Lazar John Greenfield},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2008},
  volume={207 1},
  pages={69-78; discussion 78-9}
}
BACKGROUND Because individuals age cognitively at different rates, there is considerable interest in ways to assure that older surgeons have the physical and mental stamina, coordination, reaction time, and judgment to provide appropriate care. To clarify potential relationships between cognitive changes related to aging, the decision to retire, and changes in patterns of surgical practice, this study aimed to identify specific parameters of cognitive change among senior surgeons. STUDY… CONTINUE READING