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Table 4 Most commonly misreported events by Surgeons (a)

From: Are surgeons and anesthesiologists lying to each other or gaming the system? A national random sample survey about “truth-telling practices” in the perioperative setting in the United States

The estimated length of the surgical portion of a case 8 (7 %)
Intra-operative adverse events, regardless of how minor, or seemingly unimportant 5 (4 %)
Estimated surgical risk 4 (3 %)
The urgency of a case 4 (3 %)
Surgical actions that impacted vital signs (e.g. pushing on the heart, releasing a vascular clamp) 3 (2 %)
A patient’s co-morbidities 3 (2 %)
The estimated length of the surgical portion of a case 3 (2 %)
Your unavailability to do a case 3 (2 %)