Study Conclusion: Intraoperative AEs occur often, have a significant negative impact on surgeons’ well being, and barriers to transparency are fear of litigation and absence of a well-defined reporting system. Efforts should be made to support surgeons and standardize reporting when iAEs occur.

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Han K, Bohnen JD, Peponis T, Martinez M , Yeh DD, Nandan A, Lee J, Demoya M. The surgeon as the second victim? Results of the Boston Intraoperative Adverse Events Surgeons’ Attitude (BISA) study. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. January 16, 2017; In Press, Corrected Proof.

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