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End-of-career transitions for older surgeons

May 15, 2019

Bottom Line: A special communication article focuses on end-of-career transitions for older surgeons. The goal is to support an aging workforce while ensuring patient safety.

Authors: Todd K. Rosengart, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, and coauthors

(doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1159)

Editor's Note:  Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc.
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