Review and analysis of complications in surgical care is a time-tested instructional method used in most surgical training programs in the format of the morbidity and mortality conference. Errors in judgment, diagnosis, and surgical decision making provide valuable lessons when dissected and discussed after the event. Similarly, review of malpractice claims can be a valuable learning tool. The knowledge gained can hopefully be used to reduce complications and thereby improve patient care.
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