The 5th National Audit Project (NAP5) on accidental awareness during general anaesthesia: patient experiences, human factors, sedation, consent and medicolegal issues.
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Reviewing data reported from every public hospital in the United Kingdom and Ireland regarding accidental patient awareness during anesthesia, this study revealed that distress and longer-term harm were prevalent in such incidents despite their short time duration (most lasted less than 5 minutes). The majority of cases were found to be preventable, emphasizing the need to avoid these events.
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