INDUSTRY: Better fewer, but better!

This barely needs repeating but, just in case you weren’t sure, the New England Journal of Medicine article called Surgeon Volume and Operative Mortality in the United States confirms that the more surgery surgeons do, the better they are at it. And of course the less likely their patients are to die.  Medrants has some opinions and comments about this, but it’s worth remembering that to my knowledge the Brits and the Canadians (and probably others) keep their number of surgeons and specialists artificially low. This has the side-effect of keeping them very, very busy. Given this report that appears to be a feature rather than a bug.

PS Small non-cash prize awarded to reader who can identify the author of the original title of this post. (Be honest now, NO Googling please!)

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