Patients Deserve Expert Anesthesia Care

Anesthesia is a vital component of basic healthcare and requires appropriate resources. Anesthesia is inherently complex and potentially very hazardous, and its safe provision requires a high level of expertise in medical diagnosis, pharmacology, physiology, and anatomy, as well as considerable practical skill. Therefore, the World Health Organization views anesthesiology as a medical practice. Wherever and whenever possible, the World Health Organization highly recommends anesthesia should be provided, led, or overseen by an anesthesiologist. An anesthesiologist is defined by the WHO as a graduate of medical school who has completed a nationally recognized specialist anesthesia training program.

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