Anesthesia-related deaths

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="HEPAS000018" title="Procedural Sedation (INACTIVE)" href="/topic/health/procedural-sedation-%28inactive%29-HEPAS000018.topic">Anesthesia</a>-related deaths have decreased over the last 25 years from two per 10,000 anesthetics administered to one per 200,000 to 300,000. The American Society of Anesthesiologists says a person is more likely to be struck by lightning than die from anesthesia-related complications.

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Anesthesia-related deaths have decreased over the last 25 years from two per 10,000 anesthetics administered to one per 200,000 to 300,000. The American Society of Anesthesiologists says a person is more likely to be struck by lightning than die from anesthesia-related complications.

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