4 scenarios surgeons need to explain to their patients
Among surgeons, it’s pretty common knowledge that residents and other providers may perform non-critical parts of a patient’s procedure. This not only helps residents and other trainees gain valuable surgical experience, it also gives patients better and faster access to high-demand surgical expertise.
The question is this: How well are surgeons explaining these facts to their patients?
Recent guideline updates by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) underscore the need …