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Surgeons, regardless of their specialty, and whether they practise in a community or academic institution, make decisions not only on the care of their patients but also on hospital and health care policy. Surgeons provide input to various committees in the hospital, to regional health districts and to national organizations that influence the adoption of new surgical innovations.