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Assessing the performance of aging surgeons.

Katlic MR, Coleman JA, Russell MM. Assessing the Performance of Aging Surgeons. JAMA. 2019;321(5):449-450. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.22216.

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January 30, 2019
Katlic MR, Coleman JA, Russell MM. JAMA. 2019;321(5):449-450.

High-risk industries like aviation employ policies to require that practitioners retire from risky work at a certain age. This commentary advocates for individual rather than general approaches to assessing abilities of aging surgeons to practice safely.

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Katlic MR, Coleman JA, Russell MM. Assessing the Performance of Aging Surgeons. JAMA. 2019;321(5):449-450. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.22216.