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Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia Consensus Statement on Perioperative Blood Glucose Management in Diabetic Patients Undergoing Ambulatory Surgery
Optimal evidence-based perioperative blood glucose control in patients undergoing ambulatory surgical procedures remains controversial. Therefore, the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia has developedExpand
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Practice Guidelines for Chronic Pain Management: An Updated Report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Chronic Pain Management and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia
P RACTICE Guidelines are systematically developed recommendations that assist the practitioner and patient in making decisions about health care. These recommendations may be adopted, modified, orExpand
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Management by outcomes: efficiency and operational success in the ambulatory surgery center.
Quality of care and service in health care can benefit from the use of algorithm-driven care (standard work) that integrates literature assessment and analysis of local outcome and process data toExpand
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Practice Guidelines for Chronic Pain Management
PRACTICEGuidelinesaresystematicallydevelopedrecommendationsthatassistthepractitionerandpatientinmaking decisions about health care. These recommendations mayExpand
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Hoffman's Glasses: Evidence-Based Medicine and the Search for Quality in the Literature of Interventional Pain Medicine
  • D. Merrill
  • Medicine
  • Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine
  • 11 June 2003
n Offenbach’s opera, “The Tales of Hoffman,” the title character receives a pair of magic eyeglasses hat allow the wearer to see anything he wants to ee. These lenses accentuate his erroneous beliefExpand
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Management of outcomes in the ambulatory surgery center: the role of standard work and evidence-based medicine
  • D. Merrill
  • Medicine
  • Current opinion in anaesthesiology
  • 1 December 2008
Purpose of review Quality and safety in the manufacturing and airline industries have benefited from evidenced-based process-improvement strategies. This review investigates the rationale forExpand
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Epidural hematoma after epidural anesthesia: a case report of non-surgical management
Abstract Neuraxial block with intraoperative intravenous (IV) heparin use is considered to be a safe technique. The risk of epidural hematoma is low as long as concomitant anti-coagulation is notExpand
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Opioid Sensitivity of Chronic Noncancer Pain.
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Value-Based Payment in Ambulatory Anesthesia: MACRA, MIPS, and More.
  • D. Merrill
  • Medicine
  • Anesthesiology clinics
  • 1 June 2019
Congress passed the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act of 2015 to replace the flawed sustainable growth rate system and it consolidates all pay-for-performance programs. These programs areExpand
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