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Letters Nitrous oxide

Monitoring use of nitrous oxide in hospitals

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 01 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1906
  1. Christopher Ward, core trainee year 2 anaesthetics
  1. King’s College Hospital, London SE5 9RS, UK
  1. c.ward8{at}

In their editorial, Acharya and colleagues say that recreational use of nitrous oxide is an emerging public health problem.1

In hospital, nitrous oxide is generally used as an analgesic for short periods of time, but its use can become …

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