The risk of complications associated with anesthesia is approximately three times greater in children than in adults. The overall risk for pediatric cardiac arrest caused solely by anesthesia is reported to be 1 to 1.7 per 10,000 exposures. Other major anesthesia-related complications (any fatal or life-threatening event or any major incident occurring within 24 hours of anesthesia) occur in 43 per 10,000 in children under age 1, compared to 5 per 10,000 in older children.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health