Thursday, August 12, 2010
CRNAs=Anesthesiologists? Blasphemy Says ASA
Here is the ASA's official response to the recent paper in Health Affairs that stated the quality of anesthesia care between CRNAs and anesthesiologists are equivalent. If you surf over to Health Blog in the WSJ where the story first originated, there is a very good, highly emotional debate going on in the comment section. By the way, when I first read the news article and wrote my blog, it failed to mention that the study was funded by the AANA. Oops. Kind of an important detail there. That oversight has since been corrected by the paper. Do you think the WSJ was paid by the AANA to print this now obviously biased study?