Surgeons behaving badly and what that means for malpractice and patient care

Our findings emphasize the importance of respectful communication and teamwork and show that surgery needs a culture change.

Surgical practice can be deeply humbling. We know that poor outcomes can occur, no matter how talented the surgeon.

  • More widespread use of the 360-reviews to identify areas of improvement and action planning to make those improvements.
  • Comprehensive and scalable programs to address potentially underlying issues like substance abuse or anger management, that can be associated with negative performance reviews.
  • Improved focus on physician/patient relationship building through all levels of training and practice.



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