Pre-anesthetic evaluation: The role of the pediatrician

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-211
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Pediatrics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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