Anesthesiology in the News  |   August 2018
Anesthesiology in the News
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Anesthesiology in the News
Anesthesiology in the News   |   August 2018
Anesthesiology in the News
ASA Monitor 8 2018, Vol.82, 68-69.
ASA Monitor 8 2018, Vol.82, 68-69.
In February, ASA Vice President for Scientific Affairs Beverly Philip, M.D., FASA, was quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer in an article on opioid shortages in hospitals, stating “The shortage of hydromorphone is beyond acute.” In March, Dr. Philip and Shalini Shah, M.D., discussed the topic in the Kaiser Health News article “The Other Opioid Crisis: Hospital Shortages Lead to Patient Pain, Medical Errors,” which appeared in The Washington Post, CNN.com and other outlets.
ASA conducted a member survey on anesthesia drug shortages in April, which found 98 percent of respondents regularly experience drug shortages. The survey was featured in Becker’s ASC Review and OR Manager, among other outlets. ASA President James D. Grant, M.D., M.B.A., FASA, was quoted about the survey in HealthDay, which garnered coverage on WedMD.com and U.S. News & World Report. “Physicians out there are frustrated because they want to do great work for people, and they are struggling with supplies,” said Dr. Grant.
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