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This study was designed to investigate the relationship between the effectiveness of coping mechanisms and physiological indicators of distress in children faced with the experience of hospitalization and surgery. Twenty-five children between the ages of 7 and 11 were studied in the out-patient department, 2 weeks before surgery, and again during their… (More)
We describe an infinitary logic for metric structures which is analogous to Lω 1 ,ω. We show that this logic is capable of expressing several concepts from analysis that cannot be expressed in finitary continuous logic. Using topological methods, we prove an omitting types theorem for countable fragments of our infinitary logic. We use omitting types to… (More)
Quality can be viewed from three perspectives: the requirements of the healthcare system; issues related to delivery of care, such as access; and methods used to measure quality, such as outcome analysis. These viewpoints can be applied to the anaesthetic literature to analyse the assessment of quality of care.