Using an anesthesia information management system as a cost containment tool. Description and validation.

@article{Lubarsky1997UsingAA,
  title={Using an anesthesia information management system as a cost containment tool. Description and validation.},
  author={David A Lubarsky and Ian C Sanderson and William C. Gilbert and Kathryn P King and Brian Ginsberg and Guy De Lisle Dear and Robert L. Coleman and T D Pafford and Joseph G. Reves},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={86 5},
  pages={1161-9}
}
BACKGROUND Medical informatics provide a new way to evaluate the practice of medicine. Anesthesia automated record keepers have introduced anesthesiologists to computerized medical records. To derive useful information from the stored data requires programming that is not currently commercially available. The authors describe how they custom-programmed an automated record keeper's database to perform cost calculations, how they validated the programming, and how they used the data in a… CONTINUE READING

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