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Patient information for physicians: Overview

Medical professionals can use this guide to find high quality, current and authoritative patient information hand-outs and education resources, written for the health consumer.

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  • Patient-focused anaesthesia information 
  • Patient information databases
  • Consumer-directed websites ​

If you know of resource that we haven't included and you think that we should, please use this form: Library feedback form

Spotlight: Great resource for patients

All About Anaesthesia by the Australian Society of Anaesthetists

Includes explanations on what anaesthesia is, how anaesthetics are given, and how anaesthetists care for patients. People can also learn how anaesthetics affect them and how they can affect your anaesthetic.

Patient information databases - subscription

The following databases are available to college fellows and trainees through the ANZCA library.


AccessMedicine - patient education handouts

Log in using your college ID and password

See the AccessMedicine: User Resources guide for more information


AusDI - Consumer medicine information

Log in using your college ID and password.

See the AusDi: Resource information guide for more information


ClinicalKey - Patient education resources

Log in using your college ID and password

See the ClinicalKey: Resource information guide for more information


Trip Database (Pro)

Log in using your college ID and password.

Search for the topic and filter by 'Patient decision aids' or 'Patient information sheets'.
See the Trip Database (Pro): Resource information guide for more information.

Patient information databases - free

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