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Journal Article
Study

The role of surgeon error in withdrawal of postoperative life support.

Schwarze ML, Redmann AJ, Brasel KJ, et al. Annals of surgery. 2012;256:10-5.

Through the use of clinical vignettes, this study revealed that surgeons were less willing to withdraw life-supporting therapy following elective surgery in which patients experienced complications from surgeon error.