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Jian Guan, Andrea A. Brock, Michael Karsy, William T. Couldwell, Meic H. Schmidt, John R. W. Kestle, Randy L. Jensen, Andrew T. Dailey and Richard H. Schmidt

included a large number of events that were unrelated to the practice of overlapping surgery. It is our hope, however, that by doing so we avoided missing significant adverse events. Although certain events such as wrong-site or wrong-side surgery may be more easily attributable to the distraction that can result from running multiple overlapping cases, the incidence of these complications is fortunately very low. Indeed, within our cohort, no wrong-site or wrong-side surgical errors occurred during the study period. The rarity of these complications makes studying them