Dr. David Edsall

Anesthesiology
ME
47 years experience male

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Bio

Noted as world expert in computerized anesthesia records. He instituted the first fully operational official computer record system in a US Anesthesia department ( probably the world) in 1988. As a result he became an expert in measuring outcomes and quality improvement > this lead to publications and expertise in several areas including published the lowest post anesthesia vomiting rates in the country. Other areas include vigilance, airway control, deep extubation, legal mattters in anesthesia, and several other outcome ralated items. He has spoken at over 20 anesthesia residency programs and 20 anesthesia meetings on three continents. His department became the first to have a pay for preformance system and developed P4P contracts with three insurance companies inthe mid 1990's. He strongly believes that 50% of doctors' pay should be for the results of their work. consumers shud be able to find outcomes on physicians and hospitlas and select their providers based on these verified outcomes. Whats is your surgeons woudn infection rate? is is good or bad?

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Anesthesiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

84 Answers
30 Agrees
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Edsall
47 years experience Anesthesiology
Minutes: A general anesthetic shoudl take 5 minutes to be (responsive to stimulation), 15 minutes to be awake (open eyes on command) 30 minutes to be allert ( ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Edsall
47 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Treat it before it gets larger. Sometimes the treatment is very easy.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Edsall
47 years experience Anesthesiology
Not alwasy: The more inefficient the damaged lung becomes at eliminating co2 the more you have to work to breath and the more work the more co2 you make. Once co2 ... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Edsall is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Edsall is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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id really like to thank you fr your input ... wish you were closer to central florida but this is a great medium
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Thanks for your quick reply! My teeth is not a problem
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Vermont College of Medicine, VT
Graduated 1974MD

Awards

Chair Department of Anesthesiology and perioperative medicine 1987-1998
teacher of the year at albany medical college for the anesthesia department awarded by the stuedent nurse anesthetists twice and the anesthesia residents once over 5 years.
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