Parallelism between risk and perception of risk among caregivers during anesthesia delivery

L. Dinia, F. Mangini, M. A. Marella, F. Frezza

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The paper examines the different perceptions of risk associated with anesthesia systems from the viewpoint of the product manufacturer and the caregiver. Only a little research has been done with regard to the impact of perception of risk on patient safety in anesthesia. The role of the manufacturer in mitigating the perception of risk will be central for the work. The risk will be examined as the probability of negative occurrences based on the Medical Device Reportable (MDR) events for 2016 and 2017 and it will be examined how the caregiver perceives and manages these risks when delivering anesthesia. Analysis of the manufacturer's public Medical Device Reportable events data will be performed in the US market and will represent the actual risk achieved; this review will provide a perspective on how the risk is perceived and managed by the caregiver when delivering anesthesia. The goals of the paper are to highlight how the role of the manufacturers can have an impact on the reduction of perception of risk, increasing patient safety, and showing how the perception of risk is usually magnified by the hospital personnel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3129-3141
Number of pages13
JournalEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Anesthesia
  • Improvement
  • MDR events
  • Patient safety
  • Perception of risk
  • Risk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)


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