oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Who is responsible for premedication? : letters to the editor

Volume 18, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Recently, I became aware of a practice whereby patients are routinely evaluated by specialist physicians prior to undergoing anaesthesia and surgery. The anaesthesiologists concerned subsequently paid a very brief visit to their patients immediately before surgery and examined the patients cursorily. I am unsure if this practice is widespread. Nevertheless, I am aware of a number of such cases.

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