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Barrios L, Tsuda S, Derevianko A, et al. Surg Endosc. 2009;23:2535-2542.
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.
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Marilynn M. Rosenthal, PhD; July 2003
An anxious patient awaiting ambulatory surgery is mistakenly put on the wrong operating table.