Postanesthesia Care Unit Visitation, Anxiety, and Experimental Design
The recent study by Carter et al1 concluded that “The results from this study support the value and importance of postanesthesia care unit (PACU) visitation for family members.” However, this conclusion is not supported by their study because of shortcomings in the control group and the weakness of the effect sizes, as explained below.
Davidson, Zachary T.; and Glenn, L. Lee. 2012. Postanesthesia Care Unit Visitation, Anxiety, and Experimental Design. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. Vol.27(4). 233-234. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jopan.2012.06.001 ISSN: 1089-9472