NY Anesthesiologist Society President: Sedative Shortage Prolongs Patient Recovery Time
Dr. Simon, who practices with a group encompassing 27 hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in New York and Pennsylvania, says that he often must administer general anesthesia because the drugs needed for local anesthesia aren't available.
As a result, hospitals and surgery centers have to work closely with retailers and wholesalers to insure an adequate supply of the drugs, he said. Some hospitals and surgery centers have to buy in bulk and then distribute the drug into usable doses, which increases the possibility for errors in a specialty that allows for none, Dr. Simon added.
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