Resident versus no resident: a single institutional study on operative complications, mortality, and cost.

@article{Hwang2008ResidentVN,
  title={Resident versus no resident: a single institutional study on operative complications, mortality, and cost.},
  author={Christine S. Hwang and Christina R Pagano and Keith A Wichterman and Gary L. Dunnington and Edward J. Alfrey},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={144 2},
  pages={339-44}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have demonstrated an increase in surgical morbidity, mortality, duration of stay, and costs in teaching hospitals. These studies are confounded by many variables. Controlling for these variables, we studied the effect of surgical residents on these outcomes during rotations with non-academic-based teaching faculty at a teaching hospital. METHODS Patients received care at a single teaching hospital from a group of 8 surgeons. Four surgeons did not have resident… CONTINUE READING

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