Originally Posted by MiBicicleta
Anesthesia: As more states are granting CRNAs independent practice rights, it seems hard to believe that hospitals will continue to pay double for anesthesiologists. Especially when the research (scant and underpowered as it is) shows that there is no difference in morbidity and mortality. Unless anesthesiologists find a way to separate themselves from CRNAs, this medical specialty may disappear from the US.
Lol, so much to comment on, but I'll focus on this. The fact that you understand the research is not there is a step in the right direction, unfortunately you didn't get all the way to the point. If I did a research project on the fact that ACE inhibitors cure hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, with a study involving 3 patients, no physician in their right mind is going to use a paper on this as anything other than cleaning up after a good BM. This equates to the research done by the groups promoting their own people in these "studies". They are not a basis by any means to change policy.