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Latest Anesthesiology News

Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money

On average, each dollar spent on over-the-counter medicines saves the U.S. health care system $7.20, totaling nearly $146 billion in annual savings, according to a report released March 18 by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.

Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine

Physicians with one or more paid malpractice claims are more likely to leave practice or shift into smaller practice settings, according to a study published in the March 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Multidimensional Approach Cuts Unneeded Drug-Drug Interaction Alerts

An iterative, multidimensional quality improvement effort can reduce interruptive drug-drug interaction alerts, according to a study published in the March issue of Pediatrics.

Intraoperative Methylprednisolone During Bypass Not Renal Protective

For patients undergoing cardiac surgery with a cardiopulmonary bypass pump, administration of intravenous methylprednisolone does not reduce the risk for acute kidney injury, according to a study published online March 4 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.