A few questions.
I've read stories of times when the anesthesia provider will cancle or reschedule a surgery based on patient conditions. I'm curious as to how often a situation like this occurs. And I guess I'm wondering, at the end of the day, who is the one responsible for the patient, anesthesia or surgery? Who makes the final call?
I understand and trust that everyone is there for the patient safety, but when there is a discrepency about how to procede, how does the hierarchy fall? And if anesthesia really does cancle surgeries autonomously, how often does this actually occur?