A Procedure for the Investigation of Anesthetic/Surgical Deaths

    Volume 30, Issue 3 (July 1985)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 1985

    Page Count: 6


    Reay, DT
    Chief medical examiner, medical examiner, and assistant medical examiner, King County, Seattle, WA

    Bonnell, HJ
    Chief medical examiner, medical examiner, and assistant medical examiner, King County, Seattle, WA

    Eisele, JW
    Chief medical examiner, medical examiner, and assistant medical examiner, King County, Seattle, WA

    Ward, R
    Chief, Veterans Administration Hospital, Seattle, WA

    Horton, W
    Staff anesthesiologist, Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, WA

    (Received 4 September 1984; accepted 27 November 1984)

    Abstract

    A procedure for the investigation of surgical/anesthetic deaths is presented which allows for clearly defined jurisdictional assessment and correlates the autopsy and toxicological findings with the pathophysiology of the anesthetic/surgical event. This procedure facilitates an accurate certification of the cause of death in patients who die during surgery and anesthesia.


    Paper ID: JFS11015J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11015J

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