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Crit Care Clin. 2006 Jul;22(3):433-8, viii.

Critical care in Africa.

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Department of Anesthesiology, Johannesburg Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand, Area 361, Johannesburg, South Africa. bhagwanjees@medicine.witsac.za

Abstract

This article identifies the key challenges facing critical care practitioners in Africa. As a continent with a large proportion of the poorest countries and a plethora of unique diseases that place large demands for critical resources, the provision of care is largely in the context of severely constrained human and material resources. Diverse cultures and social norms predicate sensitivity to community values in the provision of care. Such realities demand novel approaches to the provision of critical care.

PMID:
16893730
DOI:
10.1016/j.ccc.2006.03.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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