The aim of this study was to provide a contemporary medicolegal analysis of claims brought against anesthesiologists in the United States for events occurring in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). Appropriate monitoring of patients by responsible providers in the PACU is crucial to timely diagnosis of potentially severe complications, as missed and delayed diagnoses were a factor in a number of the cases reviewed.

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Kellner DB, Urman RD, Greenberg P, Brovman EY. Analysis of adverse outcomes in the post-anesthesia care unit based on anesthesia liability data. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. 2018;50:48-56. doi:10.1016/J.JCLINANE.2018.06.038. [Epub ahead of print] (Subscription may be required.)

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