The first anesthesia databases were of limited usefulness because they contained nothing but the vital signs. Today's anesthesia databases contain a wealth of intraoperative data and sometimes some outcome data. For a full, worthwhile database, complete preoperative and postoperative (outcome) data are essential. One of the major driving forces for the creation of such a database is cost containment and control. In fact, one hospital suggested that improved billing collections would pay for the installation of the database.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Anesthesiology Clinics of North America|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine