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Leading causes of anesthesia-related liability claims in ambulatory surgery centers.

Ranum D, Beverly A, Shapiro FE, et al. Leading causes of anesthesia-related liability claims in ambulatory surgery centers. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(7):513-521. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000431.

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October 6, 2021
Ranum D, Beverly A, Shapiro FE, et al. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(7):513-521.

This analysis of medical malpractice claims identified four leading causes of anesthesia-related claims involving ambulatory surgery centers – dental injuries, pain, nerve damage, and death. The authors discuss the role of preoperative risk assessment, use of routine dental and airway assessment, adequate treatment of perioperative pain, and improving communication between patients and providers.

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Ranum D, Beverly A, Shapiro FE, et al. Leading causes of anesthesia-related liability claims in ambulatory surgery centers. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(7):513-521. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000431.