Risks of anesthesia: Do we continue to be as safe after we leave the hospital environment?

Lee A. Fleisher

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Abstract

Traditional inpatient anesthesia is safe. In determining the etiology of perioperative mortality in this setting, the overwhelming risk is associated with patient disease. As more procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, it is important to ensure that the delivery of anesthesia and perioperative care continue to be safe. Analysis of Medicare claims data offers one opportunity to perform continuous surveillance on this high-risk group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)102-109
Number of pages8
JournalProblems in Anesthesia
Volume12
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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