Journal Article

Analysis of deaths related to anesthesia in the period 1996-2004 from closed claims registered by the Danish Patient Insurance Association.

Hove LD; Steinmetz J; Christoffersen JK; Moller A; Nielsen J; Schmidt H.

The investigators reviewed claims data to identify cases in which patient mortality was related to anesthesia and found that algorithms, preoperative evaluation, training, education, and use of protocols might prevent such deaths.