The latter part of the twentieth century has seen great strides in the advancement of surgery, bringing with it progress in anaesthesia and perioperative care so that the risk to the patient's wellbeing and safety is greatly outweighed by the advantages obtained.
In the individual case risk can never be eradicated absolutely and a balance must be struck between expected outcome and the possibility of harm.
In the past decade there has been interest in many countries in the elimination of preventable risk factors.
In the UK the report of the Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Deaths (CEPOD) was published in 1987 . In the USA the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation  has been active since 1985, while in Australia the Australian Patient Safety Foundation  first reported in 1988.
Mots-clés Pascal : Anesthésiste, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Facteur risque, Faute professionnelle, Médecine légale, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Anesthesiologist, Health staff, Human, Risk factor, Malpractice, Legal medicine, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0494611
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199501.