Journal Article
Review

Office-based anesthesia: safety and outcomes.

Shapiro FE; Punwani N; Rosenberg NM; Valedon A; Twersky R; Urman RD.

Office-based anesthesia has become more widely performed, despite a paucity of studies evaluating mortality and morbidity associated with the practice. This review proposes that increased use of office-based anesthesia will result in improved techniques and anesthetics for the ambulatory environment, enhancing safety and informing regulations for such procedures.