Priority 13 from the Anaesthesia (Canada) PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What choices in anesthesia care can improve patient outcomes, side effects, and safety? (JLA PSP Priority 13)
Overall ranking 13
JLA question ID 0084/13
Explanatory note

This questions asks about how the choices that anesthesiologists make affect outcomes. Respondents wanted to know about choices, like different types of medications and different ways of delivering them.


Yeung JH, Gates S, Naidu BV, Wilson MJ, Gao Smith F. Paravertebral block versus thoracic epidural for patients undergoing thoracotomy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Feb 21;2.

Euasobhon P, Dej-Arkom S, Siriussawakul A, Muangman S, Sriraj W, Pattanittum P, Lumbiganon P. Lidocaine for reducing propofol-induced pain on induction of anaesthesia in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Feb 18;2.

Madrid E, Urrútia G, Roqué i Figuls M, Pardo-Hernandez H, Campos JM, Paniagua P, Maestre L, Alonso-Coello P. Active body surface warming systems for preventing complications caused by inadvertent perioperative hypothermia in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Apr 21;4.

Health Research Classification System category  Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Are certain drugs more effective at numbing the patient than others? ~ Should we be giving propofol for all colonoscopies for a better patient experience. Compare propofol to other standard types of sedation 
Submitted by Healthcare providers, caregivers, patients
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0084
PSP name Anesthesia (Canada)
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 49  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 15 May 2019