Providing Value in Ambulatory Anesthesia in 2015

Caroline D. Fosnot, Lee A. Fleisher, John Keogh

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Abstract

Ambulatory anesthesia's popularity continues to increase and techniques continue to adapt to the needs of patients. Alterations in existing medications are promising. Postoperative nausea and vomiting, pain, obstructive sleep apnea, and chronic comorbidities are concerns in ambulatory settings. Regional anesthesia has multiple advantages over general anesthesia. The implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act specifically affects ambulatory settings as the demand and need for patients to undergo screening procedures with anesthesia. The question remains what the best strategy is to meet the needs of our future patients while preserving economic feasibility within an already strained health care system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)731-738
Number of pages8
JournalAnesthesiology Clinics
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ambulatory anesthesia
  • DM
  • OSA
  • PDNV
  • PONV
  • Regional anesthesia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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