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Anesthesia Infrastructure and Resources in Bangladesh

Meadows, W., Jonathan ; Al Imran, Tanzil, T. M. ; Lebrun, G., Drake ; Mannan, I., Moinul ; Sharraf, Z., Samin ; Gaznavee, A., Zibran ; Mcqueen, A., Kelly K.

Anesthesia & Analgesia, 2020, Vol.130(1), pp.233-239 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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    Anesthesia Infrastructure and Resources in Bangladesh
  • Author: Meadows, W., Jonathan ; Al Imran, Tanzil, T. M. ; Lebrun, G., Drake ; Mannan, I., Moinul ; Sharraf, Z., Samin ; Gaznavee, A., Zibran ; Mcqueen, A., Kelly K.
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  • Is Part Of: Anesthesia & Analgesia, 2020, Vol.130(1), pp.233-239
  • Description: BACKGROUND:: Monitoring improvements in nationwide anesthesia capacity over time is critical to ensuring that population anesthesia needs are being met and identifying areas for targeted health systems interventions. Anesthesia resources in Bangladesh were previously measured using a cross-sectional nationwide hospital-based survey in 2012. No follow-up studies have been conducted since then. METHODS:: A follow-up cross-sectional study was performed in 16 public hospitals; 8 of which are public district hospitals, and 8 are medical college (tertiary) hospitals in Bangladesh. A survey tool assessing hospital anesthesia capacity, developed by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was utilized. Nationwide data were obtained from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and from the Bangladesh Society of Anaesthesiologists. Institutional Review Board approvals were obtained in the United States and Bangladesh, and informed consent was waived. RESULTS:: Bangladesh has 952 anesthesiologists...
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0003-2999 ; DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004493

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