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Association between number of thyroidectomies performed by surgeon, complications

July 25, 2019

What The Study Did: This observational study examined at what point an increasing number of operations to remove the thyroid performed annually by a surgeon is associated with a lower rate of complications among patients.

Authors: Charles Meltzer, M.D., of the Permanente Medical Group in Santa Rosa, California, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1752)

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