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A recent New York Times article looked at the practice of using 30-day mortality as a measure of surgical success. Vascular surgeon and medical ethicist Gretchen Schwarze, MD, was one of several quoted experts who weighed in on the discussion. “A Surgery Standard Under Fire” appeared in the March 3, 2015, issue of the New York Times. Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System