Economic considerations in the use of inhaled anesthetic agents

Golembiewski, Julie
April 2010
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;4/15/2010 Supplement, Vol. 67, pS9
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the economic factors related to use of inhalation anesthesia. Costs related to inhalation anesthesia can be high, but cost saving can be done by understanding the factors affecting the costs. The major factors which can be controlled are fresh gas flow rates and vaporizer settings. Minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) hour can be used to compare costs of inhaled anesthetics at various gas flow rates.


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