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NHS urged to appoint nurse anaesthetists

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7124.7h (Published 03 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:7
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. BMJ

    Britain should consider appointing nurse anaesthetists to meet the rising demand for anaesthetic services, the Audit Commission recommends.

    This approach, which is common in much of Europe and the United States, would allow non-medically qualified staff to maintain anaesthesia under the indirect supervision of doctors who move between two or more operating …

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