Breaking the silence of the switch—increasing transparency about trainee participation in surgery.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Training new physicians can introduce potential for error, and there is concern that transparency around trainee involvement in providing care can limit educational opportunities. Describing a case involving a trainee who performed cataract surgery without disclosing this information to the patient, this commentary explores the need to openly discuss trainee participation in procedures and how such transparency can lead to enhanced tracking of surgical outcomes.