Authors call for surgical researchers to better understand care management complexities of surgical patients with serious illnesses, and more.

In an article published in the AMA Journal of Ethics, authors Zara Cooper, MD, MSc, and Christy Cauly, MD, state that research priorities in surgical palliative care should go beyond the standard: generating data from surgical morbidity or mortality metrics. They state that surgical researchers should focus on understanding care management complexities of surgical patients living with serious illnesses to improve surgical patients' experiences, and more.

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