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Variability in Anesthesia Models of Care in Cardiac Surgery

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Diagnosis Well, Inc., Greenwood Village, CO 80111, USA
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Department of Surgery, Summa Akron City Hospital, Akron, OH 44304, USA
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Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The Medical Center of Aurora, Aurora, CO 80012, USA
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William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
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Received: 24 November 2020 / Revised: 25 December 2020 / Accepted: 31 December 2020 / Published: 6 January 2021
The operating room in a cardiothoracic surgical case is a complex environment, with multiple handoffs often required by staffing changes, and can be variable from program to program. This study was done to characterize what types of practitioners provide anesthesia during cardiac operations to determine the variability in this aspect of care. A survey was sent out via a list serve of members of the cardiac surgical team. Responses from 40 programs from a variety of countries showed variability across every dimension requested of the cardiac anesthesia team. Given that anesthesia is proven to have an influence on the outcome of cardiac procedures, this study indicates the opportunity to further study how this variability influences outcomes and to identify best practices. View Full-Text
Keywords: cardiothoracic surgery; anesthesia staffing models; outcomes; operating room staffing; handoffs; quality; communication cardiothoracic surgery; anesthesia staffing models; outcomes; operating room staffing; handoffs; quality; communication
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McCallister, D.; Malone, B.; Hanna, J.; Firstenberg, M.S. Variability in Anesthesia Models of Care in Cardiac Surgery. Surgeries 2021, 2, 1-8. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/surgeries2010001

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McCallister D, Malone B, Hanna J, Firstenberg MS. Variability in Anesthesia Models of Care in Cardiac Surgery. Surgeries. 2021; 2(1):1-8. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/surgeries2010001

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McCallister, Dianne, Bethany Malone, Jennifer Hanna, and Michael S. Firstenberg 2021. "Variability in Anesthesia Models of Care in Cardiac Surgery" Surgeries 2, no. 1: 1-8. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/surgeries2010001

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