Create Account | Sign In: Author or Forum

 
 
News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter    
 

 Headlines:

 

Category: Gynecology | Ophthalmology | Orthopedics | ENT | Surgery | Anesthesiology & Pain | Urology | Journal

Back to Journal Articles

Decrease Seen in Global Peri-Op, Anesthesia-Related Mortality

Last Updated: September 21, 2012.

 

Baseline risk of patients presenting for surgery up but mortality down over past 50 years

Share |

Comments: (0)

Tell-a-Friend

 

  Related
 
Over the last five decades, there has been a decrease in perioperative and anesthesia-related mortality, according to a study published in the Sept. 22 issue of The Lancet, a theme issue on surgery.

FRIDAY, Sept. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Over the last five decades, there has been a decrease in perioperative and anesthesia-related mortality, according to a study published in the Sept. 22 issue of The Lancet, a theme issue on surgery.

Daniel Bainbridge, M.D., from the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada, and colleagues conducted a systematic review to examine whether the risk of perioperative and anesthesia-related mortality had decreased over the last five decades. They also assessed the differences in the rates of decline in developed and developing countries.

Eighty-seven studies were included, which comprised more than 21.4 million anesthetic administrations for patients undergoing general anesthesia for surgery. The researchers found that, over time, there was a decrease in mortality solely attributable to anesthesia, from 357 per million before the 1970s to 52 per million in the 1970s/1980s to 34 per million in the 1990s/2000s. Over the same time period, total perioperative mortality also decreased, from 10,603 to 4,533 to 1,176 per million, respectively. There was a significant correlation between the risk of perioperative and anesthetic-related mortality and human development index. Over the decades, there was an increase in the baseline risk status of patients who presented for surgery, as indicated by the American Society of Anesthesiologists score.

"Despite an increase in patient baseline risk, perioperative and anesthetic-related mortality rates have steadily declined over the past 50 years," the authors write. "However, the decline was greatest and most consistent in developed countries, and overall rates of perioperative and anesthetic-related mortality remain two to three times higher in developing countries."

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

Copyright © 2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.


Previous: Increased Prevalence of Obesity in Rural Areas Next: Skin Cancer Incidence Up After Pancreas Transplantation

Reader comments on this article are listed below. Review our comments policy.


Submit your opinion:

Name:

Email:

Location:

URL:

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Useful Sites
MediLexicon
  Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us
Copyright © 2001-2014
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME | Conferences

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.