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Impact of age on anaesthesiologists' competence: a narrative review.

Giacalone M, Zaouter C, Mion S, et al. Impact of age on anaesthesiologists' competence: A narrative review. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2016;33(11):787-793.

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November 9, 2016
Giacalone M, Zaouter C, Mion S, et al. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2016;33(11):787-793.

Aging physicians should be assessed for cognitive and functional decline to ensure patient safety. This review discusses the impact of aging on anesthesiologists, criteria to assess competencies, and the use of simulation to ascertain providers' ability to practice safely.