Articles  |   October 2018
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Articles   |   October 2018
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ASA Monitor 10 2018, Vol.82, 60-61.
ASA Monitor 10 2018, Vol.82, 60-61.
A recent retrospective cohort study tallied administrative and pharmacy billing data collected during the years 2008 to 2013 on patients with septic shock admitted to hospitals. The authors analyzed the impact of the 2011 norepinephrine shortage in the U.S. According to the results of the study, which of the following is most likely true?
Announcements of drug shortages are becoming increasingly common and have drawn the attention of not only physicians but also legislators and the public at large. However, the impact these shortages have had on patient outcomes has largely been unstudied.
The authors of a recent retrospective cohort study sought to evaluate the impact the 2011 norepinephrine shortage in the U.S. had on the care of patients with septic shock. The primary goals of the study were to determine changes in mortality rates and the most common alternative vasopressor medication used during the shortage period.
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