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Survey of the national drug shortage effect on anesthesia and patient safety: a patient perspective.

Hsia IK-H, Dexter F, Logvinov I, et al. Anesthesia and analgesia. 2015;121:502-6.

According to this survey study, most patients would like to be told about an anesthetic drug shortage and to have the option of postponing an elective surgery if the first-line medication is unavailable. The authors suggest information about drug shortages be included in informed consent.