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Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2008 Aug;21(4):486-7. doi: 10.1097/ACO.0b013e328304d95e.

Risk and safety of anaesthesia outside the operating room.

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  • 1Department of Anaesthesiology, UZ Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. marc.vandevelde@uz.kuleuven.ac.be

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:

To evaluate the risks and safety of anaesthesia performed outside the operating room.

RECENT FINDINGS:

Very little information and hard data are available. However, paediatric patients are often involved in complications, substandard care is often prominent and inadequate monitoring is often a contributory factor. The risk of complications is higher with nonoperating room anaesthesia than with anaesthesia inside the operating room.

SUMMARY:

There is an urgent need for good data on complications with anaesthesia outside the operating room.

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18660658
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