Individualized feedback of volatile agent use reduces fresh gas flow rate, but fails to favorably affect agent choice.

@article{Body1999IndividualizedFO,
  title={Individualized feedback of volatile agent use reduces fresh gas flow rate, but fails to favorably affect agent choice.},
  author={Simon C Body and J. Fanikos and D DePeiro and James H. Philip and Barak S Segal},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={90 4},
  pages={1171-5}
}
BACKGROUND Cost reduction has become an important fiscal aim of many hospitals and anesthetic departments, despite its inherent limitations. Volatile anesthetic agents are some of the few drugs that are amenable to such treatment because fresh gas flow rate (FGFR) can be independent of patient volatile anesthetic agent requirement. METHODS FGFR and drug use were recorded at the temporal midpoint of 2,031 general anesthetics during a 2-month preintervention period. Staff and residents were… CONTINUE READING

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