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Variability in Anesthesia Models of Care In Cardiac Surgery

Version 1 : Received: 4 October 2020 / Approved: 5 October 2020 / Online: 5 October 2020 (12:55:52 CEST)

How to cite: McCallister, D.; Malone, B.; Hanna, J.; Firstenberg, M.S. Variability in Anesthesia Models of Care In Cardiac Surgery. Preprints 2020, 2020100085 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202010.0085.v1). McCallister, D.; Malone, B.; Hanna, J.; Firstenberg, M.S. Variability in Anesthesia Models of Care In Cardiac Surgery. Preprints 2020, 2020100085 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202010.0085.v1).

Abstract

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 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.

Subject Areas

Cardiothoracic Surgery; Anesthesia Staffing Models; Outcomes; Operating Room Staffing; Handoffs; Quality; Communication

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