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Colombian Journal of Anestesiology

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COBOS, Claudia Patricia  and  CHAVES, Alexandra. Percepciones y conceptos acerca de la práctica anestésica: una mirada desde la perspectiva del paciente. Rev. colomb. anestesiol. [online]. 2008, vol.36, n.4, pp.269-273. ISSN 0120-3347.

Integral attention to patients includes obtaining all possible information about them such as demographics and personal and socio-cultural information. This study was done considering the concems that patients have regarding the two most critical events in patients’ attention: anesthesia and surgery. The study was done at the Fundación Santa Fé de Bogotá on 144 patients to whom a questionnaire was given before the pre-anesthetic consultation. The questionnaire contained questions about their main fears and concems when faced with anesthesia and on what they thought regarding the skills and training of the anesthesiologist. Results show that anesthesiologists are clearly recognized as doctors with a specialty. They are regarded as having the same importance as that of the surgeon. Also, results show the specific fears of patients regarding being anesthetized.

Keywords : perception; fears; anesthetic practice; patients.

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