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RISK MANAGEMENT PUBLICATION

Current Issues in Anesthesiology Claims

October 2020

The case studies in this article illustrate findings from closed claims analysis. The identification of various underlying issues revealed in the data presents an opportunity to employ risk management strategies in anesthesia care. Such strategies help ensure safer patient care and may mitigate the potential frequency and severity of claims brought against anesthesiologists.

CASE ONE
Proof of Adequate Monitoring During Transfer from the Operating Room

CASE TWO
Proof of Appropriate Induction

CASE THREE & FOUR
Situational Awareness

CASE FIVE 
The Effects of Normalization of Deviance During the Pre-Anesthetic Evaluation on Patient Selection and Exclusion

SPECIAL FEATURE 
ASA Physical Status Classification System and Primary Care Clinicians

 

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