Rude surgeons linked to more complications

Unprofessional behaviour increases risk of post-surgery problems: US study

Rude, unprofessional surgeons not only impact their colleagues but can also affect their patients’ recovery, US researchers have found. 


Patients of surgeons with numerous reports of unprofessional behaviour from co-workers are more likely to experience complications, including wound infections, pneumonia, blood clots, renal failure, stroke and MI. 

“We were interested in understanding whether surgeons’ unprofessional behaviours might undermine culture, threaten teamwork and potentially increase the risk for adverse outcomes of care,” says study author Dr