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2022 Dec 15

Int J Obstet Anesth


The delivery of obstetric anaesthetic care in UK maternity units: a survey of practice in 2021.


Bamber JH, Lucas DN, Russell R
Int J Obstet Anesth. 2022 Dec 15; 53:103618.
PMID: 36681016.


Anaesthetists are crucial members of the maternity unit team, providing peri-operative analgesia and anaesthesia, and supporting the delivery of medical care to high-risk women. The effective contribution from obstetric anaesthetists to safety in maternity units depends on how anaesthesia services are organised and resourced. There is a lack of information on how obstetric anaesthetic care is resourced in the UK.