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June 4, 2008

Complications in Anesthesiology

JAMA. 2008;299(21):2569-2570. doi:10.1001/jama.299.21.2569

Recently, I overheard a faculty colleague declare that “In order to keep clinics and hospitals full of patients, a culture of unrealistic expectations has been inadvertently created regarding the risks of procedures associated with surgery and anesthesia. Instead, we should be sending a message to patients that all treatments have potential complications with well-documented incidence rates. We should then spend the short time we have with the patient explaining in detail the steps we take to prevent adverse events from actually occurring.”

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