Pulse oximeters for all

  title={Pulse oximeters for all},
  author={Jane Feinmann},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • J. Feinmann
  • Published 14 December 2011
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
What difference will a £160 (€186, $250) Lifebox pulse oximeter make to low resource countries where surgery is still routinely carried out without this piece of kit, regarded as essential in Western operating theatres? “It will reduce mortality during anaesthesia,” says Merhab Apiny, anaesthetic officer at Health Centre IV in Mukono Town, one of Uganda’s fastest growing urban areas, 20 kilometres south of Kampala. “Patients die,” she says, “because anaesthetic officers assume that spinal… 
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