oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Evidence-based anaesthesia : SASA refresher course texts

Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



When considering evidence-based anaesthesia, the following questions need to be asked:

  • Is there reliable evidence that thisintervention provides patients with benefits that they think important?
  • Can I, and the system in which I work, deliver this intervention so that patients realise these benefits?
  • : Does this particular patient, when informed of the potential harms and benefits, want me to use it? Does the society in which I work want me to use this intervention, as opposed to other competing interventions?

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