Selection of anaesthetists: Is there a better method?

  • P. Reeve

Abstract

The quality of care in the practice of anaesthetics is not a property of its appearance, feel or shape as it might be for a building, a sculpture or a landscape. Nor is it wholly apparent in terms of precise measurement. It is primarily the outcome of the thinking, attitudes, values and behaviour of those who apply their professional knowledge and skills to this branch of medicine. It is an elusive concept represented by the total ethos of the specialty and the departments and divisions that it comprises. Quality is an attitude, reflected in the day-to-day standards of professional practice. The levels of these are wholly determined by people.

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Peri Ather Ethos Sten 

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