Public awareness about the specialty of anesthesiology and the role of anesthesiologists: A national survey

Title
Public awareness about the specialty of anesthesiology and the role of anesthesiologists: A national survey
Author(s)
송선옥이재준[이재준]이낙훈[이낙훈]박종민[박종민]홍성진[홍성진]공명훈[공명훈]이국현[이국현]연준흠[연준흠]
Issue Date
201401
Citation
Korean Journal of Anesthesiology, v.66, no.1, pp.12 - 17
Abstract
Background: The aims of this national survey were to determine the views of Korean people regarding the specialty of anesthesiology and the role of anesthesiologists and to consider the ways in which individual anesthesiologists and the Korean Society of Anesthesiologists inform the public. Methods: This off-line national survey was conducted by a professional research organization to obtain exact and reliable data. The questionnaire included structured questions to identify perceptions of the specialty of anesthesiology and the role of anesthesiologists inside and outside the operating room, people's desire for explanation of anesthesia by anesthesiologists, and their opinion about the best way to raise awareness about anesthesia and anesthesiologists. Results: Of the respondents, 25.2% did not know that anesthesiologists are in charge of anesthesia during surgery. Furthermore, even respondents who knew that had very little knowledge of anesthesiologists' actual roles inside and outside the operating room. Respondents wanted their anesthesiologist to inform them about their anesthesia. Conclusions: The public's awareness regarding the role of anesthesiologists seems to be inadequate. To improve this awareness, in hospitals, each anesthesiologist should provide patients with more exact and detailed information. Simultaneously, the National Society of Anesthesiology should provide systematic information reflecting the public's thoughts. ? the Korean Society of Anesthesiologists, 2014.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/YU.REPOSITORY/33437http://dx.doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2014.66.1.12
ISSN
2005-6419
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