Anesthetic Errors During Procedures in the United States.

Anesthetic Errors During Procedures in the United States. South Med J. 2019 Sep;112(9):491-496 Authors: Singh P, Maita M, Lacci J, Boies B, Revere AS, Sirak ET, Seifi A Abstract OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to identify the incidence of anesthetic errors per discharges in the United States within these errors, the incidence of death. A secondary aim was to identify any association between the mortality and patient comorbidities. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the hospitals in the United States using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database during 2007-2014 was performed. The study population consisted of patients who were recorded as inpatient discharges who experienced complications as a result of incorrect anesthetic administration resulting from either an overdose or inappropriate medication administration in the United States. RESULTS: Between 2007 and 2014, a total of 17,116 anesthetic errors were reported. There was a substantial decrease in the total number of these errors over time, from 2483 in 2007 to 1391 in 2014 (44% decrease). There were 131 reported deaths in this cohort (0.77% mortality rate), with 61 mortalities in teaching hospitals (0.86% mortality rate) and 57 in nonteaching hospitals (0.73% mortality rate). During the study period, deaths decreased from 21 in 2007 (0.85% mortality rate) to 11 in 2014 (0.79% mortality rate), corresponding with a 7.1% decrease in the mortality rate. Comorbidities associate...
Source: Southern Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

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