Phyllis Johnson of Bellevue, who has struggled to hold her head up since her 2014 surgery, says she wouldn’t have agreed to the operation if she had known it was double-booked. Records show that for about half her surgery, her doctor was running a second operating room. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times)
Phyllis Johnson of Bellevue, who has struggled to hold her head up since her 2014 surgery, says she wouldn’t have agreed to her Swedish Health operation if she had known it was double-booked. Records show that for about half her surgery, her doctor was running a second operating room. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times)
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Swedish surgeons were double-booked, and patients didn't know

Some of Swedish Health’s top neurosurgeons have routinely run multiple operating rooms at the same time while keeping patients in the dark about the practice, The Seattle Times has found. Swedish touts its patient outcomes and is clarifying its consent forms. Updated

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