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Perspectives on Safety > Perspective
with commentary by Rainu Kaushal, MD MPH; Sekhar Upadhyayula, MD; David M. Gaba, MD; Lucian L. Leape, MD, Outpatient Safety, May 2006
Over the last decade, surgical operations and interventional procedures have been performed increasingly in offices with the administration of office-based anesthesia (OBA).(1) Economic considerations and convenience have driven this increase. Schultz...
Wahlberg D. Wisconsin State Journal. July 22, 2006:A1.
This article reports on a federal warning issued to a hospital after a medication error led to the death of a 16-year-old girl.
Journal Article > Study
The incidence and nature of adverse events during pediatric sedation/anesthesia with propofol for procedures outside the operating room: a report from the Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium.
Cravero JP, Beach ML, Blike GT, Gallagher SM, Hertzog J; Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium. Anesth Analg. 2009;108:795-804.
Use of propofol for conscious sedation for pediatric procedures was associated with a very low incidence of adverse events, but the authors caution that these data are derived from institutions with organized sedation services.