Clinical and economic considerations in the use of inhaled anesthesia from the perspective of health-system pharmacists and anesthesiologists. Introduction.

  • Tricia A Meyer
  • Published 2010 in
    American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP…

Abstract

Anesthesia practice in the United States has evolved considerably since the 1990s. Anesthesia care providers’ practices involve new technology (implantable pumps for pain control, brain function monitors to indicate depth of anesthesia); increased regulatory oversight (surgical checklists, core measures); and anesthetic agents with faster onset and shorter duration of action (desflurane, sevoflurane). In addition, the surgical landscape has shifted form primarily the inpatient operating room (OR) to the ambulatory setting, with more than 65% of all surgeries being performed in ambulatory surgery centers. This change in the delivery of anesthesia combined with reducing costs, enhancing OR efficiency, and advancing patient safety and

DOI: 10.2146/ajhp100091

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@article{Meyer2010ClinicalAE, title={Clinical and economic considerations in the use of inhaled anesthesia from the perspective of health-system pharmacists and anesthesiologists. Introduction.}, author={Tricia A Meyer}, journal={American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists}, year={2010}, volume={67 8 Suppl 4}, pages={S2-3} }