Anesthesiologist-administered or -directed sedation leads to higher rates of patient discharges to home rather than a long-term care (LTC) facility, according to a study presented at the Anesthesiology 2023 annual meeting.
The study focused on interventional radiology (IR) procedures–specifically 9,682 patients who had sedation in the IR suite and 1,639 (16.93%) who were discharged from the hospital to an LTC because of complications. Some highlights include:
The findings reflect that anesthesiologists provide ongoing support to patients and have the training to identify and address complications early.
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