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

Starling J, Thosani MK, Coldiron BM. Determining the safety of office-based surgery: what 10 years of Florida data and 6 years of Alabama data reveal. Dermatol Surg. 2012;38(2):171-7. doi:10.1111/j.1524-4725.2011.02206.x.

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January 30, 2005
Starling J, Thosani MK, Coldiron BM. Dermatol Surg. 2012;38(2):171-7.

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.

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Starling J, Thosani MK, Coldiron BM. Determining the safety of office-based surgery: what 10 years of Florida data and 6 years of Alabama data reveal. Dermatol Surg. 2012;38(2):171-7. doi:10.1111/j.1524-4725.2011.02206.x.