Framing family conversation after early diagnosis of iatrogenic injury and incidental findings.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
In this study of simulated cholecystectomies, surgical residents felt ill-trained to disclose both complications (common bile duct injury) and serious incidental findings (gallbladder cancer) encountered during a cholecystectomy. Most concerning, a large proportion of residents did not adequately describe potential complications when obtaining informed consent.