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Anaesthesia-related surgical mortality.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6638455     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This is the report of the second of two studies conducted by the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland based on anonymous reports of deaths within 6 days of anaesthesia. One hundred and ninety-seven detailed reports were received during 1981; 43% were found by assessors to have nothing to do with anaesthesia, 41% to be partly due to, and 16% totally due to anaesthesia. These figures confirm earlier results reported by the same system. It is important to have the opinion of the two clinicians (anaesthetist and surgeon) separately and not to ignore either in a study which attempts to identify aspects of clinical medicine which might be improved.
J N Lunn; A R Hunter; D B Scott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0003-2409     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesthesia     Publication Date:  1983 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-12-21     Completed Date:  1983-12-21     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370524     Medline TA:  Anaesthesia     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1090-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia / mortality*
Attitude of Health Personnel
General Surgery
Great Britain
Middle Aged
Surgical Procedures, Operative / mortality*
Time Factors

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