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Titolo:
ECONOMIC-ANALYSIS AND PHARMACEUTICAL POLICY - A CONSIDERATION OF THE ECONOMICS OF THE USE OF DESFLURANE
Autore:
EGER EI;
Indirizzi:
UNIV CALIF SAN FRANCISCO,DEPT ANESTHESIA SAN FRANCISCO CA 94143
Titolo Testata:
Anaesthesia
, volume: 50, anno: 1995, supplemento:, S
pagine: 45 - 48
SICI:
0003-2409(1995)50:<45:EAPP-A>2.0.ZU;2-0
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
DEGRADATION PRODUCTS; SURGICAL PATIENTS; SODA LIME; SEVOFLURANE; ISOFLURANE; SOLUBILITY; ANESTHESIA; HALOTHANE; I-653;
Keywords:
ANESTHETICS, VOLATILE, DESFLURANE, ISOFLURANE, SERVOFLURANE; ANESTHETICS, VOLATILE, ECONOMICS; ANESTHETICS, INJECTED, PROPOFOL;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
22
Recensione:
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Citazione:
E.I. Eger, "ECONOMIC-ANALYSIS AND PHARMACEUTICAL POLICY - A CONSIDERATION OF THE ECONOMICS OF THE USE OF DESFLURANE", Anaesthesia, 50, 1995, pp. 45-48

Abstract

Several factors have to be considered in determining the cost of applying a new inhalational anaesthetic suck as desflurane into clinical practice. Factors beyond the immediate control of the anaesthetic practitioner include the price set by the manufacturer (although this may be influenced by economic and political pressures), and the physical-pharmacological properties of the anaesthetic (e.g. vaporization, potency, solubility). The anaesthetic practitioner can minimise cost by applying lower inflow rates. Lower solubility (and hence lower uptake) provides a greater economy at lower inflow rates than does higher solubility. Furthermore, lower solubility permits the use of lower inflow rates with greater precision to the control of anaesthesia, and greater ease of application. At present unit prices, the cost of desflurane approximately equals that of isoflurane when a 1 l.min(-1) inflow late isused. The use of lower inflow rates presupposes that such rates do not allow the production of toxic compounds in recirculating gases. Modern equipment makes low-flow anaesthesia reliable and easy to control, and as desflurane is not degraded by the standard carbon dioxide absorbents, its use in low-flow systems is effective and economical. These cost considerations do not take into account the savings that may result from a more rapid recovery from anaesthesia, nor do they take into account the increased expense of capital equipment needed to apply a new anaesthetic.

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