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Lydia C. Siegel, MD; Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH; January 2009
Four months after surgery, a woman with osteosarcoma receiving outpatient chemotherapy was admitted for possible cellulitis. Discharged home on methotrexate and antibiotics, the patient developed methotrexate toxicity, partly due to a drug interaction.
Journal Article > Study
Duration of anesthesia as an indicator of morbidity and mortality in office-based facial plastic surgery: a review of 1200 consecutive cases.
Gordon NA, Koch ME. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2006;8:47-53.
The investigators reviewed records of patients having greater or less than 4 hours of anesthesia in an outpatient setting and found that length of anesthesia was not a marker for poor outcomes.
Journal Article > Commentary
Horton JB, Reece EM, Broughton G II, Janis JE, Thornton JF, Rohrich RJ. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006;117:61e-80e.
The authors discuss improving patient safety in the office-based setting through office administration, creating a system of quality assessment, and special considerations for liposuction procedures.
Ellis K. Surgicenteronline.com [serial online]. May 1, 2006.
This article discusses the application of several Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) National Patient Safety Goals in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and interviews one practitioner about implementing patient safety interventions in his ASC.
Special or Theme Issue
Plastic Surg Nurs. 2006;26:111-170.
This special issue includes 15 articles discussing patient safety related to nursing and plastic surgery.
Journal Article > Review
Promoting a culture of patient safety: a review of the Florida moratoria data: what we have learned in 6 years and the need for continued patient education.
Clayman MA, Clayman SM, Steele MH, Seagle MB. Ann Plastic Surg. 2007;58:288-291.
The authors review data on adverse events after outpatient surgical procedures in the state of Florida and discuss efforts to improve the safety culture within the field of plastic surgery.
Journal Article > Review
Kryger ZB, Dumanian GA, Howard MA. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2007;99;257-263.
This article reviews the unique risks when combining gynecologic and plastic surgery and offers strategies to optimize safety for these patients.