Setting up a maternity anaesthetic service

Martin Garry

Edited by Sarah Harries and Rachel Collis

in Obstetric Anaesthesia for Developing Countries

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199572144
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607488 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Anaesthesia Library

Setting up a maternity anaesthetic service

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• Maternal mortality remains very high in many resource poor countries • A well managed obstetric anaesthetic service can help to reduce maternal mortality • Good standards of education of healthcare workers, basic resources and teamwork within hospitals are required • Audit and risk management can identify deficiencies, leading to changes which improve patient outcome.

Chapter.  1676 words. 

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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