[Anesthesia practice in Catalonia, Spain: background, objectives, and design of the ANESCAT 2003 survey].


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The increasing workload in anesthesiology together with the shortage of anesthetists has led to worldwide concern within the specialty. In 2003, the Catalan Society of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Therapy undertook the ANESCAT survey to determine the anesthesia practice workload in Catalonia, Spain. PATIENTS AND METHOD A… (More)