Patient injuries from anesthesia gas delivery equipment: a closed claims update.

  title={Patient injuries from anesthesia gas delivery equipment: a closed claims update.},
  author={Sonya P Mehta and James B. Eisenkraft and Karen L. Posner and Karen B. Domino},
  volume={119 4},
BACKGROUND Improvements in anesthesia gas delivery equipment and provider training may increase patient safety. The authors analyzed patient injuries related to gas delivery equipment claims from the American Society of Anesthesiologists Closed Claims Project database over the decades from 1970s to the 2000s. METHODS After the Institutional Review Board approval, the authors reviewed the Closed Claims Project database of 9,806 total claims. Inclusion criteria were general anesthesia for… CONTINUE READING
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