View Full Version : Article: New Study: Anesthesia Death Rate Rising, Older Patients at Risk
10-24-2011, 08:47 PM
You can view the page at http://www.nurse-anesthesia.org/content.php/231-New-Study-Anesthesia-Death-Rate-Rising-Older-Patients-at-Risk?
10-24-2011, 11:39 PM
I have question the credibility of this study and the conclusion that anesthesia is causing more deaths than before. They compare the death rate to one from the 1980's. I would venture to say that in the last 30 years with the advancement in technology, the OR patient population is sicker than before, people are also living longer with chronic health problems and many comorbidities
10-25-2011, 06:15 AM
Of all the hooey I see in this article, this is my favorite part: Overweight patients also present unique challenges, as estimating the correct dosage of anesthetic can be difficult for patients with a high body mass index.
Yes, Ronald J. Bua & Associates, Pittsburgh Personal Injury Attorneys, you are correct. The most difficult part of anesthetizing a 700 pound patient is guessing how much propofol to push. Thanks for educating the rest of us.
10-28-2011, 10:05 PM
A few things. First, this article is from a medical malpractice law firm. A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW FIRM.Second, anyone who thinks there is in fact any statistical difference between 4 in 1 million and 7 in 1 million has some Statistics 101 review needs. The phase of the moon is just as likely to cause this minuscule change as is anything else. In short, this is nonsensical crap.
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