Original Article

Evaluation of Preanesthetic Medication Utilizing Rating Scales and Untrained Raters

Authors: F A CARPENTER M.D., J E STEINHAUS M.D., W R THOMPSON B.S.

Abstract

Preanesthetic medication has as a major objective the allaying of apprehension. However, a comparison of the effectiveness of varied drugs for this purpose is difficult because it must rest on subjective impressions. The authors have developed a method of attaining high reliability in such ratings.

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