The study, based on claims that closed from
"This study is invaluable in that it spots important trends early, such as the finding involving technical errors," said
The study also provides strategies to reduce risks, such as improving communication when taking a patient's history and confirming that patients understand discharge instructions. The study's insights also highlight the important role patients play in their own care and recovery.
"Through data collected from our 78,000 members, we are uniquely positioned to pinpoint risks that others can't see," said study co-author
"This is the most comprehensive study of its kind I have ever seen done in this specialty," said
The study is available at www.thedoctors.com/plasticsurgerystudy and at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons' Plastic Surgery
Founded and led by physicians,
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