oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Morrells medicolegals - anaesthesia record keeping : guest editorial

Volume 9, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Extracted from text ... GUEST EDITORIAL Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia - July 2003 5 The article by Raff and James on record keeping by anaesthetists portrays a shocking sample of the standard of care delivered by our discipline, and confirms what many in the medical profession have long suspected. The profile of the anaesthesiologist as a perioperative physician is rendered ridiculous and the perception that we are merely technicians rather than true medical practitioners is given substance in the eyes of our medical colleagues and the general public. Maintaining an anaesthetic record is part of the lore of anaesthetic practice. ..

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