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Journal Article

Unexpected intraoperative patient death: the imperatives of family- and surgeon-centered care.

Taylor D, Hassan MA, Luterman A, et al. Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 2008;143:87-92.

This commentary addresses the important phases of communication with families surrounding complications of surgery. Also discussed are key aspects of physician self-care following errors, a topic highlighted in a recent AHRQ WebM&M commentary.