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Surgical Mortality and Type of Anesthesia Provider

By Pine, Michael

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Title: Surgical Mortality and Type of Anesthesia Provider  
Author: Pine, Michael
Language: English
Subject: Trade, Import and export controls, Federal Trade Commission (U.S.)
Collection: Economics Publications Collection
Subcollection: Federal Trade Commission
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Publisher: Government Printing Office

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Although estimates of anesthesia-related deaths today adjustment models were derived using stepwise logistic ore as low as 1 in 200,000 to 300,000 cases, questions regression. Predictions were adjusted for institutional and remain about surgical patients'safety related to types of geographic factors. anesthesia providers. We studied the effect of type of Mortality rates for conditions studied ranged from anesthesia provider on mortality rates of Medicare 0.1 1 % to 1.20%. Observed andpredicted values by type of patients undergoing 8 different surgical procedures. provider were not statistically significantly different. Hospi- Risk-adjusted mortality rates were anitlyzed for tals without anesthesiologists had results similar to hospi- 404,194 inpatients undergoing surgery and having cow- tals where anesthesiologists provided or directed anestheplete, unambiguous Medicare bills for anesthesia. Mortol- sia care. ity was compared for anesthesiologists workding alone, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA;) working Key words: Anesthesia mortality, anesthesia providers, alone, and anesthesia care teams. Procedure-specific risk...


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