There are some questions whose answers when looked at together should help ballpark market forces in the future assuming there are no major changes in healthcare structure...elections, socialism, etc... I think if we look at the numbers we can get a beter sense of the future outlook. Any answers would be appreciated. Any other useful questions would be great too. CRNAS How many CRNAs are there in practice now? How many CRNAs graduate and enter practice each year? How many CRNAs will retire within 20 years? How many CRNA schools are there? Anesthesiologists How many anesthesiologists are currently in practice? How many anesthesiologists enter practice each year? How many anesthesiologists will retire within 20 years? Surgical Volume What is the current number of anesthetics performed annually currently? How many anesthetics will be performed anually in 20 years?