The Administration of Anaesthesia — a Process

  • Antonio Boba
Part of the Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation/Anaesthesiologie und Wiederbelebung/Anesthésiologie et Réanimation book series (A+I, volume 61)


In the first essay we have seen how the central issue, in the course of the administration of anesthetics, is a process of serial decision making. In turn, the “how” these decisions are made rests on a process of continuous acquisition and processing of information from the patient and, in the chronological order, this latter process must always precede decision making. Special emphasis was also placed on the fact that the conditions of the patient at the time of the effective interaction between the operator’s actions and the patient himself are “known” only in the sense that they can be predicted. In this context, the degree of confidence in one’s own prediction is a function of the quantity, and quality of the information.


Signal Program Continuous Acquisition Decision Making Device Relative Redundancy Telephone Extension 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin. Heidelberg 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Boba
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  1. 1.The Southern Illinois Medical CenterMount VernonUSA

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