Medico-Legal Consequences Deriving from Inquiries on the Incidence of Anaesthetic Mishaps

  • J. Lassner
Part of the Developments in Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology book series (DCCA, volume 21)

Abstract

The scientific session of the European Academy of Anaesthesiology in 1982 dealt with Mortality in Anaesthesia (Vol. 3 of the Academy’s Proceedings, published by Springer Verlag, Berlin, 1983). On that occasion, F. Hatton et al. presented a first account (p. 25–38) of a study conducted in France. In parallel, J.N. Lunn gave a first account of a study then ongoing in the U.K. (p. 19–24). Both have since been published. An English language version of the French study originally published in “Annales Francaises d’anesthésie et de rénamimation”, (Vol. 2, 5, 1983) has appeared in the Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia. The first study in the U.K. has been followed recently by a new one, presently available from the Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust, 3 Prince Albert Road, London: “The Report of a confidential Enquiry into Peri-operative Deaths”, prepared by N. Buck, H.B. Devlin and J.N. Lunn.

Keywords

Respiratory Depression Recovery Room French Study European Academy Operating List 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

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