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Journal Article
Review

Safety in office-based anesthesia: an updated review of the literature from 2016 to 2019

de Lima A, Osman BM, Shapiro FE. Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology. 2019;32.

Office-based anesthesia (OBA) is being performed more commonly internationally. This narrative literature review updates the evidence related to the safety of OBA and makes recommendations for safe practices including; medical directors to be responsible for evidence-based policies, OBA safety and patient checklists emergency procedures, physical setting requirements, pharmacological management, preoperative procedures, airway management and others. The authors identify that lack of consistent regulations and incomplete protocol standardization is problematic.