Patient Awareness During Surgery Is Rare, Physicians Report

03/12/2013 01:14pm ET | Updated May 12, 2013
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It's hard to imagine anything much scarier than waking up during surgery and realizing what's going on. The bad news: It happens. The good news: Not very often -- at least, in Britain -- according to initial survey results detailed Tuesday in the journal Anaesthesia.