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Office-Based Anesthesia 

Office-Based Anesthesia
Office-Based Anesthesia

Laurence M. Hausman

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date: 27 January 2021

An anesthetic performed in a surgical or medical office, as opposed to a standard operating room within a hospital or ambulatory surgery center, is known as an office-based anesthetic. This venue for surgery and anesthesia has been widely utilized for past several decades. The practitioner generally has improved ease in scheduling of cases and convenience of performing surgery within the same office as preoperative and postoperative care; sometimes, the proceduralist will receive an enhanced professional fee from insurance companies. Surgery in an office has become increasingly overseen by both state and federal governmental agencies. This oversight often has been driven by concerns for patient safety and suitability of the patient and the procedure for this surgical venue. Three accrediting bodies can accredit an office for use as a surgical site. Ultimately, safety will rest on the preparedness of the anesthesiologist, proceduralist, office staff, and suitability of the office itself.

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