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Setting up a maternity anaesthetic service 

Setting up a maternity anaesthetic service
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Setting up a maternity anaesthetic service
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Martin Garry

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199572144.003.0001
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date: 23 October 2017

• 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.

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