Surgery Risks Go Up Depending Upon the Anesthesiologist’s Workload

July 20, 2022

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5-15 mins
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Presented by Health Lab

As the number of surgeries increases, anesthesiologists are in high demand, often directing the anesthesia care delivered by other anesthesia clinicians for multiple surgical cases at once. A new study from a team at the University of Michigan seeks to examine whether the number of overlapping procedures managed by the anesthesiologist increases the risk of death or complications after surgery. Kachin Kheterpal, M.D. M.B.A., associate dean for Research Information Technology and professor of Anesthesiology at Michigan Medicine, shares key findings from the study.

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