With state-of-the-art technology and better medical training, the error rate in administering general anesthesia is far better than during the ’40s and ’60s. However, a report by Time suggested that despite decades of decline, the worldwide rate of anesthesia-related deaths is again on the rise.
In a study published in the German Medical Association’s official international science journal Deutsches Ärzteblatt, researchers found that about seven patients in every million receiving full anesthesia worldwide die from anesthesia-related causes. Also, the global death rate within a year after the administration of general anesthesia is 1 in 10 for older patients aged 65 and above.
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