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To err is human, but what happens when surgeons err?

Lin JS, Olutoye OO, Samora JB. To err is human, but what happens when surgeons err? J Pediatr Surg. Epub 2022 Jul 6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2022.06.019

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September 28, 2022
Lin JS, Olutoye OO, Samora JB. J Pediatr Surg. 2022;Epub Jul 6.

Clinicians involved in adverse events may experience feelings of guilt, shame, and inadequacy; this is referred to as “second victim” phenomenon. In this study of pediatric surgeons and surgical trainees, 84% experienced a poor patient outcome. Responses to the adverse event varied by level of experience (e.g., resident, attending), gender, and age.

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Lin JS, Olutoye OO, Samora JB. To err is human, but what happens when surgeons err? J Pediatr Surg. Epub 2022 Jul 6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2022.06.019

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