American Society of Anesthesiologists. Annual meeting. New Orleans LA (USA), 1992/10/17.
Modern anesthesiology differs widely from what it was 40-50 years ago, not only because of what anesthesiology now involves in the operating room, but also because anesthesiology has expanded its horizons and activities above and beyond the provision of surgical anesthesia.
These changes and the identity of modern anesthesiology are, however, but poorly understood, if understood at all, by the majority of laity and physicians alike.
Such lack of identity, especially in the minds of those at the policy- and decision-making level, can only endanger the vitality and future of anesthesiology in an era of sweeping changes in health care-delivery systems.
The problem of public identity of our specialty includes the historically correct, but, contemporaneously, all too often misleading name of our specialty.
Mots-clés Pascal : Anesthésie, Historique, Spécialité médicale, Anesthésiste
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Anesthesia, Case history, Medical specialty, Anesthesiologist
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