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Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2007 Jun;24(6):479-82.

Guidelines for safety and quality in anaesthesia practice in the European Union.

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Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Asker and Baerum Hospital HA, N-1306 Rud, Norway.


Anaesthesia is a medical specialty that is particularly concerned with the safety of the patient who is undergoing a surgical procedure. This is a prerequisite in order to provide quality of care, which is based on good clinical practice, on a sound organization, on an agreement on best practice and on adequate communication with other healthcare workers involved. Providing a safe environment for those working in healthcare is at least as important as other factors serving that objective. A working party on Safety and Quality in Anaesthesiological Practice in the Section and Board of Anaesthesiology of the European Union of Medical Specialists (EUMS/UEMS) has prepared guidelines that were amended and approved recently.

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