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Journal Article

What is the safety of nonemergent operative procedures performed at night?

Turrentine FE, Wang H, Young JS, et al. The Journal of trauma. 2010;69:313-9.

This large study found that surgical procedures performed at night in an academic tertiary care hospital were not associated with increased complication risks, despite prior literature that has raised concern over the safety of care delivered at night.