Risk Management

Anesthesia Liability

Retina specialist Dr. Michael Morley, anesthesiologist Dr. Karen Nanji, and OMIC Patient Safety Manager Anne Menke conducted a study of OMIC ophthalmic anesthesia claims from 2008 to 2018 that was published in the July 2020 issue of Ophthalmology.[1] Part 1 of this article presents some of the data from our study. Part 2 provides risk management recommendations and answers questions about liability for anesthesia care. OMIC hopes Anesthesia Liability contributes to the ongoing safety of ophthalmic anesthesia.

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[1] Morley M, Menke AM, and Nanji KC. Ocular Anesthesia-Related Closed Claims from Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company 2008-2018. Ophthalmology 2020 Jul; 127(7):852-858. https://www.aaojournal.org/article/S0161-6420(19)32371-1/fulltext.


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