Healthcare Reform and Anesthesia

The upcoming annual meeting of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) scheduled for Sunday, August 8, 2010 will focus on healthcare reform and its impact on nurse anesthesia practice. Healthcare expert, Gail Wilensky, PhD as the Keynote Speaker, will address the meeting in Seattle speaking about “Comparative Effectiveness Research: The Key to Healthcare Reform”

The healthcare reforms package recently announced by the government is expected to expand coverage for 32 million uninsured Americans by 2019. Health insurance is expected to be more affordable and the number of elective surgeries will grow. In light of this, AANA President James Walker, CRNA, DNP, considers Dr. Wilensky’s topic very timely for the nurse anesthetist community. The AANA has recently published its own cost-effectiveness analysis of nurse anesthesia practice. This year’s annual meeting will encourage an informed and analytical discussion about the new healthcare reforms and what changes they are likely to augur for anesthesiologists and the nurse anesthesia practice.

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