Culture of surgery

Interesting post. Maggie Mahar explores the hierarchical, and sometimes abusive, environment that pervades surgical training. Will it change?

Not likely, as long as payments continue to be tilted towards surgical procedures. Surgeons are the main profit drivers for hospitals, and subsequently, yield positions of significant power.

Especially when financial times are tough, hospitals will continue to appease surgeons, which makes changing their training environment difficult.

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