Trends in anesthesia-related death and brain damage: A closed claims analysis.

@article{Cheney2006TrendsIA,
  title={Trends in anesthesia-related death and brain damage: A closed claims analysis.},
  author={Frederick W. Cheney and Karen L. Posner and Lorri A Lee and Robert A. Caplan and Karen B. Domino},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={105 6},
  pages={1081-6}
}
BACKGROUND The authors used the American Society of Anesthesiologists Closed Claims Project database to determine changes in the proportion of claims for death or permanent brain damage over a 26-yr period and to identify factors associated with the observed changes. METHODS The Closed Claims Project is a structured evaluation of adverse outcomes from 6,894 closed anesthesia malpractice claims. Trends in the proportion of claims for death or permanent brain damage between 1975 and 2000 were… CONTINUE READING

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