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Intensive care in Spain

Mar 1, 2020 | Magazine: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación

P Monedero  1 , D Paz-Martín  2 , F Barturen  3 , L Fernández-Quero Bonilla  4 , J Cardona Peretó  5 , C A Sánchez Pérez  6 , C Ferrando Ortolá  7 , R Cabadas Avión  8 , F García-Montoto Pérez  9 , R González Celdrán  10 , C López Sánchez  11 , N Ojeda Betancor  12 , O M Padrón Ruiz  12 , A Pérez Carbonell  13 , C Soria Gulina  14 , E Tamayo Gómez  15 , V Torres Pedrós  3 , M Varela Durán  16 , M Heredia Rodríguez  17 , R Peyró García  18

The situation of intensive care in Spain differs from the rest of Europe and needs to be viewed with perspective so as not to become accustomed to its anomalous reality.

The existence of a primary specialty, called Intensive Care Medicine1, which is not recognized in Europe, constitutes an obstacle to multidisciplinary access to intensive care that affects the training and development of Anesthesiology and other specialties, generates conflicts of competence2,3,4,5 and impedes the free movement of intensive care specialists in the European Union.

In this paper we present the milestones, challenges and objectives for the development of anesthesia intensive care in Spain.

CITATION  Rev Esp Anestesiol Reanim (Engl Ed). 2020 Mar;67(3):147-152. doi: 10.1016/j.redar.2020.01.007. Epub 2020 Feb 21.