Articles

October 14, 2019

Market Forecast: Anesthesia CO2 Absorbents

Since the 18th century, rebreathing circuits in closed environments have been used for everything from deep-sea diving to mining.1 Carbon ...
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October 8, 2019

Neural Mechanisms of General Anesthesia: GABA Receptor Agonists

General anesthesia is a drug-induced, reversible condition characterized by distinct behavioral and physiological features - including unconsciousness, amnesia, analgesia, and ...
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September 30, 2019

Amazon Launches Amazon Care

This week Amazon launched Amazon Care, an app-based healthcare service for current employees and their families in the Seattle area. ...
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September 24, 2019

The Rise of Ethics Committees in Hospitals

In 1980, Jimmy Carter established the President’s Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral ...
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September 9, 2019

SAMBA: Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia

The Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) strives to be the leader in perioperative—i.e., before and after surgery—of the ambulatory surgical ...
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August 27, 2019

Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS)

The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) is a set of standardized performance measures that allows consumers and purchasers ...
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August 19, 2019

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) was first established in 1989 in the hopes of improving the quality ...
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July 16, 2019

An Overview of the Quality Payment Program (QPP)

The Quality Payment Program, also referred to as the QPP, is a program implemented by the Department of Health and ...
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July 8, 2019

The Development of ASCs: A Positive Trend in Healthcare Delivery

The gradual shift from inpatient to outpatient care has given patients increased flexibility in their medical care. By seeking treatment ...
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June 26, 2019

Paving the Way for Representative Leadership in Anesthesiology

Along with becoming an excellent clinician, many anesthesiologists also have the objective of becoming involved in physician leadership. This could ...
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June 17, 2019

The Use of Patient Simulators in Anesthesia Training

Throughout the history of the medical profession, physicians and students have relied on various forms of patient simulation, utilizing animals ...
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June 10, 2019

Rural Areas Face a Shortage of Anesthesiology Professionals

In the United States healthcare space, there is often dialogue presented regarding the projected shortage of physicians throughout the country ...
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