• Journal Article

Report of the National Commission on Nurse Anesthesia Education. Study of nurse anesthesia manpower needs

Citation

Rosenbach, M. L., Cromwell, J., Pope, G., Butrica, B., & Pitcher, J. D. (1991). Report of the National Commission on Nurse Anesthesia Education. Study of nurse anesthesia manpower needs. AANA Journal, 59(3), 233-240.

Abstract

Nurse anesthesia manpower needs over a 20-year period from 1990 through 2010 are examined using data from a study conducted by Health Economics Research, Inc., which was submitted to Congress in February 1990. Two scenarios were considered: one representing no change in the capacity of the educational system and the other an annual increase. Under either scenario, the U.S. faces a significant shortage of CRNAs, now and in the future. The study points to a $1.2 billion savings to society through the increased use of CRNAs in anesthesia care