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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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Seattle Hospital Implements New Concurrent Surgery Policy

Swedish Medical Center in Seattle implemented an updated concurrent surgery policy that requires surgeons to be present for a “substantial majority” of surgical procedures, according to Doximity. Swedish released the statement, “We have established more specific parameters around attending surgeon presence during surgical procedures. We have also enhanced monitoring, centralized scheduling and revised patient-consent communications.” Full story.

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