Quality Has its Price — Costs of Anaesthesiological Care

  • M. Klimek


The daily life of the anaesthesiologist is marked by budget deficits on the one hand and costly opportunities for better patient care on the other. Many of the new methods, drugs and devices offer a secondary profit or cost reductions if one considers the whole hospital or even the whole health system. Of course, it is still possible to perform anaesthesia with ether alone, but the price of treating vomiting patients with delayed recovery and severe wound pain might be much higher than the expenses for e.g. propofol, fentanyl and/or an epidural catheter together.


Continuous Medical Education Accessible Price Good Patient Care Anaesthesia Department Postoperative Pain Treatment 
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