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What is the patient really taking? Discrepancies between surgery and anesthesiology preoperative medication histories.
Burda SA, Hobson D, Pronovost PJ. Qual Saf Health Care. 2005;14:414-416.
The researchers compared postoperative intensive care unit admission records at one hospital to track differences between surgery and anesthesia preoperative medication histories. They found that 73% had at least one discrepancy.
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Haya R. Rubin, MD, PhD; Vera T. Fajtova, MD; May 2004
To achieve tight glucose control, a hospitalized diabetes patient is placed on an insulin drip. Prior to minor surgery, he is made NPO and becomes severely hypoglycemic.