Journal Article

Interventional procedures outside of the operating room: results from the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry.

Chang B; Kaye AD; Diaz JH; Westlake B; Dutton RP; Urman RD.

This retrospective study of the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry database determined that complications were more common for procedures performed in the operating room compared to procedures performed outside the operating room. This finding may be due to adverse selection, in which patients at higher risk for complications are intentionally treated in the operating room environment. A past WebM&M commentary discussed an adverse event related to a procedure at an outpatient center.