We must ask relevant questions and answer with meaningful outcomes

We must ask relevant questions and answer with meaningful outcomes Can J Anesth/J Can Anesth (2017) 64:899–903 DOI 10.1007/s12630-017-0913-1 EDITORIALS We must ask relevant questions and answer with meaningful outcomes Ronald B. George, MD, FRCPC Dolores M. McKeen, MD, MSc, FRCPC Received: 30 May 2017 / Accepted: 12 June 2017 / Published online: 16 June 2017 Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society 2017 ‘‘Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated’’, was defined as a tympanic temperature\ 36C at the end of is how United States President Donald Trump portrayed his the skin suture. Various demographic, preoperative, and first month’s experience with healthcare policy when he intraoperative surgical and anesthetic factors were recorded addressed a group of governors at the White House on and analyzed as possible predictors of maternal February 27, 2017. hypothermia. Three hundred fifty-nine women were Most anybody working in healthcare could have let included in the analysis, and 23% of these patients President Trump in on our poorly kept secret – healthcare experienced hypothermia. The investigators’ analysis is complicated! In fact, healthcare is very complicated, and showed that the use of active forced-air warming was in specific situations, a lack of standardized end points and associated with a decreased risk for maternal hypothermia, patient-centred outcome measures can http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie Springer Journals

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