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In reply: Encouraging a bare minimum while striving for the gold standard: a response to the updated WHO-WFSA guidelines

  • Adrian W. Gelb
  • Wayne W. Morriss
  • Walter Johnson
  • Alan F. Merry
  • the International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia Workgroup
In reply
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Notes

Conflicts of interest

None declared.

Editorial responsibility

This submission was handled by Dr. Hilary P. Grocott, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.

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© Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian W. Gelb
    • 1
  • Wayne W. Morriss
    • 2
  • Walter Johnson
    • 3
  • Alan F. Merry
    • 4
    • 5
  • the International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia Workgroup
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative CareUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.University of Otago, Christchurch HospitalChristchurchNew Zealand
  3. 3.Services Organization and Clinical Interventions Unit (SCI), Service Delivery and Safety Department (SDS), Health Systems and Innovation (HIS)World Health OrganizationGenevaSwitzerland
  4. 4.Department of AnaesthesiologyUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  5. 5.Department of AnaesthesiaAuckland City HospitalAucklandNew Zealand

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