To date, anaesthesia-related mortality, morbidity and risk factors have almost exclusively been studied qualitatively rather than quantitatively.
Therefore, knowledge of the relative risk associated with many anaesthesia-related factors is still lacking.
Recently, a quantitative study of the determinants and prevention of morbidity and mortality in anaesthesia was started in the Netherlands.
Its objective is to study severe peri-operative morbidity and mortality as a function of anaesthesia-related risk factors.
The study is designed as a case-control study within a prospectively defined cohort.
The cohort comprises all patients undergoing an anaesthetic procedure, either general, regional or a combination, in one of 61 hospitals between 1 January 1995 and 1 January 1997.
A'case'is a patient who dies within 24 h of undergoing an anaesthetic procedure or who remains comatose 24 h after an anaesthetic procedure.
A'control'patient is a randomly chosen patient who has undergone anaesthesia and is matched for gender and age.
The present report discusses the study protocol.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etude cas témoin, Anesthésie générale, Anesthésie régionale, Complication, Morbidité, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Pays Bas, Europe, Homme, Chirurgie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Case control study, General anesthesia, Regional anesthesia, Complication, Morbidity, Mortality, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Netherlands, Europe, Human, Surgery
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0104259
Code Inist : 002B27A02. Création : 22/06/1998.