Parents in the recovery room

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6983.871a (Published 01 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:871
  1. Peter Townsend,
  2. Paul M Spargo
  1. Senior house officer Consultant paediatric anaesthetist Shackleton Department of Anaesthetics, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton SO9 4XY

    EDITOR,—P A Hall and colleagues are in favour of parents being in the recovery room as their child recovers “whenever possible.”1 Some responses to their questionnaire, however, do not seem to support this view. On the postoperative parental questionnaire 23 of 132 parents said that they felt anxious, and the authors themselves quote Bevan et …

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