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Study: High-risk patients may have worse outcomes when surgeons are double-booked

The inside of an operating room is seen prior to a kidney transplant surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C., Tuesday, June 28, 2016.    (AP Photo/Molly Riley) NYOTK

In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers examined outcomes for patients when surgeons were running multiple operating rooms at the same time. The study found the practice is likely safe for many patients but did cite "potential areas for concern."

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