Rural anaesthetic practices in the Western Cape
CITATION: Payne, K. A., Muller, C. J. B. & Coetzee, A. R. 1991. Rural anaesthetic practices in the Western Cape. South African Medical Journal, 80:21-22.
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The findings of specialist anaesthetists on visits to rural towns in the western Cape over 6 years are reported. The importance of academic units communicating with general practitioners, nursing staff and hospital authorities in their own working environment is emphasised. Hospital anaesthetic facilities and general practice anaesthetic methods are discussed and recommendations made and, in addition, common problems that could improve anaesthesia in general practice are summarised.