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Patient information sheets

ANZCA has developed patient information sheets, which are summaries of the information that appears on this website. These can be printed and used to inform patients before they have surgery. The patient information sheets are only a guide and should not replace information supplied by your anaesthetist.


Anaesthesia and the elderly
Deterioration in memory, thinking ability and concentration – collectively referred to as cognitive
decline – has been reported to follow anaesthesia and surgery. This particularly affects the elderly.

"Not for resuscitation" article

The issue of "not for resuscitation" appeared in an opinion editorial, "Life and death: the challenges for anaesthetists" in The Age on November 13, 2014.


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