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Third of patients report severe discomfort after anaesthesia

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 06 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1154
  1. Jacqui Wise

A third of patients report severe discomfort after anaesthesia, and women are three times more likely to experience it than men, a comprehensive national snapshot of patient reported outcomes has found.

But the study, published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia,1 found that, despite this burden of perioperative symptoms, almost all patients surveyed were very satisfied with the level of care they …

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