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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Newspaper/Magazine Article

At surgery clinic, rush to save Joan Rivers's life.

Hartocollis A; Goodman JD.

Office-based anesthesia is becoming more common despite concerns regarding its safety. This newspaper article reports on factors to enhance safety of surgical care in ambulatory settings, such as adequate screening of patient risks, availability of staff trained to perform intubations when needed, and ensuring access to lifesaving equipment as strategies.