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Minerva Anestesiologica 2001 April;67(4):310-3

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language: English

Accidents and mishaps in anesthesia: how they occur; how to prevent them

Cooper J. B.

From the Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Boston, MA


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The problem of safety and accidents prevention is a primary issue in modern anesthesia .
Throughout the last twenty years, much effort has been made to assess the causes of mishaps, introducing new technology and safer drugs. The author presents a well known model to describe factors affecting accidents causality, proposing old and new strategies to ensure safety during the everyday practice.

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