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Unprofessionalism, sloppiness, and rudeness of surgeons linked to patients’ post-op complications

The patient outcomes of surgeons who had been reported by coworkers for unprofessional behavior were significantly worse than those of surgeons with no such reports, in a study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which was published in June in JAMA Surgery.

Patients of surgeons who had one to three reports of unprofessional behavior had an 18% higher risk estimated for complications such as wound infections, pneumonia, blood clots, renal failure, stroke, and heart attack. That rose to a 32% higher risk for . . .

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