Anesthesia outside the operating room

  • Steven C. Hall


The provision of anesthetic services outside the traditional operating room environment is a challenge to both the adaptability and sensibility of the anesthesiologist. In an effort to increase the comfort and safety of patients and to assist other physicians, we are increasingly asked to provide services for a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. These services are variably called “anesthesia” or “sedation” or “monitored anesthesia care” (MAC). No matter what the service is called, the basic principle is that the anesthesiologist is entrusted to provide the best in patient care, no matter what drugs or techniques we use.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven C. Hall
    • 1
  1. 1.Children’s Memorial Hospital, Feinberg School of MedicineNorthwestern UniversityChicagoUSA

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