The risk of death: the confidential enquiry into perioperative small animal fatalities.

@article{Brodbelt2008TheRO,
  title={The risk of death: the confidential enquiry into perioperative small animal fatalities.},
  author={David Charles Brodbelt and Karen J Blissitt and Richard A. Hammond and Prue J Neath and Lestey E Young and Dirk U. Pfeiffer and James L. N. Wood},
  journal={Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2008},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={365-73}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the risks of anaesthetic and sedation-related mortality in companion animals in the UK. (The Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Small Animal Fatalities, CEPSAF). STUDY DESIGN A prospective cohort study with nested case-control study. ANIMAL POPULATION All small animals anaesthetized and sedated at participating centres between June 2002 and June 2004. METHODS Patient outcomes at 48 hours (alive, dead and killed) were recorded. Anaesthetic and sedation-related… CONTINUE READING
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