• Commentary
  • Published February 2019

Use of a public health law framework to improve medication safety by anesthesia providers.

This commentary explores how gaps in legal and regulatory structure affect anesthesia medication safety. The author advocates for use of a public health law framework to prevent certain types of perioperative medication errors made by anesthesiologists. Policy approaches that require organizations to provide prefilled syringes and barcoding scanners are suggested to avoid vial- and syringe-related mistakes.

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