Trends in Anesthesiology


The core element of the specialty is the study and use of Anesthesia and Anesthetics to safely support a patient's vital functions through the perioperative period. Since the 19th century, anesthesiology has developed from an experimental area with non-specialist practitioners using novel, untested drugs and techniques into what is now a highly refined, safe and effective field of medicine. In some countries anesthesiologists comprise the largest single cohort of doctors in hospitals.

Trends for the future of anesthesiology:

  • Lower income(as adjusted for inflation):

There will be multiple causes for this: a) An aging population, with the significantly lower pay for attending to Medicare patients, b) Obama care and other governmental payment cuts, c) Bundled insurance payments to hospitals, requiring anesthesiologists to negotiate for every nickel of that payment due to them, and d) Corporate anesthesia (see #9 below).

  • More care team anesthesia and more Certified Nurse Anaesthetists (CRNAs):

 Hospital systems will have increased incentives to perform Anesthetics with cheaper labor. Rather than physician anesthesiologists personally performing anesthesia, expect to see CRNAs supervised by physician anesthesiologists in an anesthesia care team, or in some states, CRNAs working alone.

  • An aging population, an increased volume of surgery, and an increased demand for anesthesia personnel:

As the baby boomers age, there will be an increased number of surgeries on older, sicker patients. Anesthesia personnel will be in great demand.

Our esteemed journal PULACR is looking forward for the upcoming issue (Volume3: Issue 1) for the upcoming issue as all the authors are invited to submit their recent scientific work through manuscripts in the mode of Research/Case Reports/Case Studies/Reviews/Short Review/ Short Communications/Commentaries/Short Commentaries/Letters to Editor/ Image articles etc.,

Our Journal welcomes submissions of manuscripts on the topics covering Anesthesia ,Anesthetics, Local Anesthesia, Spinal Anesthesia, Critical Care, Perioperative medicine, Airway Management, etc., In the quality perspective, the journal is determined to maintain an exceptionally high standard in both facts and ethics. Accuracy and authenticity in the scientific reports of present journal are conserved above all nominal needs of the time.

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