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Contemplation vs. Documentation Before Surgery

Aloia, Thomas A. MD, FACS

doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000000661
Surgical Perspectives

Over the past 15 years, there has been an extreme “escalation of documentation” requirements for attending physicians and surgeons in academic and private practice. The added documentation burdens are impacting the ability to achieve high quality performance in operating room environments. Furthermore, they are having significant negative impacts on provider morale.

Department of Surgical Oncology, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (taaloia@mdanderson.org).

Reprints: Thomas A. Aloia, MD, FACS, Department of Surgical Oncology, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1400 Pressler Street, Unit 1484, Houston, TX 77030 (taaloia@mdanderson.org).

Disclosure: The authors declare there are no conflicts of interest, and no funding was received in support of this work.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.