MAC: Maximum Anesthesia Care?
Posted by Clark Venable on 2/28/2006
Injury and Liability Associated with Monitored Anesthesia Care: A Closed Claims Analysis.:
"Analysis of closed malpractice claims associated with monitored anesthesia care showed a high severity of patient injuries, comparable to claims associated with general anesthesia. Severe respiratory depression from an absolute or relative overdose of medications used for sedation was the most common damaging mechanism. Burn injuries due to fires from the use of electrocautery in the presence of supplemental oxygen represented a surprisingly high proportion of all monitored anesthesia care claims (17%)."
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