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American Society of Anesthesiologists Recent Public Debate Comes to Dead End
Date:4/21/2009

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Patient Safety Week was March 8-14.

Promoting the use of the automated blood pressure device (1979), the pulse oximeter (1983) and the brain activity monitor (1997) was never for personal financial profit. All of these technological devices clearly improved patient safety. This record of actions speaks for Dr. Barry Friedberg as a forward thinking, caring physician.

"Until now, I've never publicly proclaimed what the ASA did in their press release. I just challenged them to match their actions with their claim. Readers may judge for themselves if the ASA's words spoke louder than their actions," said Friedberg.

March 9: ASA press release (The Lunge):

Never Ending Pursuit - Advancing Patient Safety, Satisfaction Throughout the Surgical Experience

http://www.asahq.org/news/asanews030909pr.htm

March 11: Response (The Parry):

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) - Myths About 'Never Ending Pursuit of Patient Safety and Satisfaction' Debunked

http://www.prnewswire.com/news/index_mail.shtml?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/03-11-2009/0004986488&EDATE=

March 19: Response (The Remise):

Dr. Barry Friedberg comments on David vs. Goliath: Who's Really in the Pursuit of Patient Safety & Satisfaction?


SOURCE Barry L. Friedberg, MD
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