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Are surgeons and anesthesiologists lying to each other or gaming the system? A national random sample survey about "truth-telling practices" in the perioperative setting in the United States.

Nurok M, Lee Y-Y, Ma Y, et al. Patient safety in surgery. 2015;9:34.

Investigators mailed surveys to anesthesiologists and surgeons to determine potential misreporting of information among providers in perioperative care. The majority of anesthesiologist respondents had concerns that surgeons misrepresented information, and a modest proportion of surgeons and anesthesiologists reported regularly misrepresenting information to each other. Although limited by a low response rate, these results raise concern about safety culture in the operating room.