I have not read much in the United States about anaesthesia shortages but I have to wonder, whether the trend toward "lifestyle" specialities and cost control will lead people away from anesthesia. I have little doubt that cost control measures will make the pay less compelling. The call schedule in anaesthesia has never been a selling point for the specialty and they are in a high risk specialty for litigation. It stands to reason, therefore, that New Zealand and Canada are a warning bell for the Unitied States of what is to come.
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