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  •  Hearsay, but still... (2+ / 0-)
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    nchristine, IreGyre

    A friend who runs a large chunk of a large and very prestigious hospital system said that the robot surgery capacity is being pushed by surgeons whose skills have declined, so that they can stay in the game.

    She said the best robot surgery is rarely as good as what the most highly skilled surgeons can already do.  The trick would seem to be to to find out who the most highly skilled surgeons are in the first place!

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