McQueen, K and Coonan, T and Ottaway, A and Hendel, S and Bagutifils, PR and Froese, A and Neighbor, R and Perndt, H, The Bare Minimum: the reality of global anaesthesia and patient safety, World Journal of Surgery, 39, (9) pp. 2153-60. ISSN 0364-2313 (2015) [Refereed Article]
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Introduction: Current guidelines for the provision of safe anaesthesia from the World Health Organization and the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) are unachievable in a majority of low and middle-income countries (LMICs) worldwide.
Methods: Current guidelines for anaesthesia and patient safety provisions from the WHO and WFSA are compared with local ability to achieve these recommendations in LMICs.
Conclusions: Influential international organizations have historically published anaesthesia guidelines, but for the most part, without impacting substantial documentable changes or outcomes in low-income environments. This analysis, and subsequent recommendations, reviews the effectiveness of existing strategies for international guidelines, and proposes practical, step-wise implementation of patient safety approaches for LMICs.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Clinical Sciences|
|Objective Group:||Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)|
|Objective Field:||Surgical Methods and Procedures|
|UTAS Author:||Perndt, H (Dr Haydn Perndt)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||21|
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