Journal Article

Determining the safety of office-based surgery: what 10 years of Florida data and 6 years of Alabama data reveal.

Starling J III; Thosani MK; Coldiron BM.

Concern has been raised about the safety of procedures in ambulatory surgery, particularly when general anesthesia is used. However, this analysis of data from Florida and Alabama—states with mandatory reporting systems for adverse events in office-based surgery—found few overall adverse events among medically necessary procedures.