oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Risk management - does it apply to anaesthesia and is it our responsibility? - : editorial

Volume 12, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Extracted from text ... Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia ? October 2006 121 EDITORIAL Risk is defined as the chance of something happening that will impact on one's ability to achieve one's objectives. Therefore in anaesthesia risk lies in the quality of patient care (which can lead to disability and death should things go wrong), as well as liability exposure for us as anaesthesiologists. Risk management comprises all the activities involved in identifying, measuring and controlling this exposure to risk. This in turn allows us to reduce unintentional harm to our patients, many of whom are high-risk anyway, from the medical point ..

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