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Encouraging a bare minimum while striving for the gold standard: a response to the updated WHO–WFSA guidelines

  • Simon HendelEmail author
  • Paulin Banguti
  • Rediet S. Workneh
  • Emilia Pinto
  • Tom Coonan
  • Robert Neighbour
  • Haydn Perndt
  • Alison Froese
  • Kelly McQueen
Correspondence

Notes

Conflicts of interest

None declared.

Editorial responsibility

This submission was handled by Dr. Hilary P. Grocott, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.

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Copyright information

© Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative MedicineThe Alfred Hospital and Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.King Faisal Hospital and Program Director, College of Medicine and Health SciencesUniversity of RwandaKigaliRwanda
  3. 3.Addis Ababa UniversityAddis AbabaEthiopia
  4. 4.Maputo Pain ClinicMaputoMozambique
  5. 5.Dalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada
  6. 6.DiamedicaBratton FlemingUK
  7. 7.Department of AnaesthesiaRoyal Hobart HospitalHobartAustralia
  8. 8.Departments of Anesthesiology, Pediatrics and PhysiologyQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada
  9. 9.Departments of Anesthesiology and Surgery Division of Ambulatory Surgery, Vanderbilt Anesthesia Global Health & Development, Vanderbilt Institute for Global HealthVanderbilt University School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA

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