Safety and efficacy of office-based surgery with monitored anesthesia care/sedation in 4778 consecutive plastic surgery procedures.

@article{Bitar2003SafetyAE,
  title={Safety and efficacy of office-based surgery with monitored anesthesia care/sedation in 4778 consecutive plastic surgery procedures.},
  author={G. Bitar and William F Mullis and William E Jacobs and David Matthews and Michael Beasley and Kevin Smith and Paul A Watterson and Stanley Getz and Peter J Capizzi and Felmont F. Eaves},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={111 1},
  pages={150-6; discussion 157-8}
}
Office-based surgery has several potential benefits over hospital-based surgery, including cost containment, ease of scheduling, and convenience to both patients and surgeons. Scrutiny of office-based surgery by regulators and state-licensing agencies has increased and must be addressed by improved documentation of safety and efficacy. To evaluate the safety and efficacy of the authors' office-based plastic surgery, a review was undertaken of 3615 consecutive patients undergoing 4778 outpatient… CONTINUE READING
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