Alternative cost-effective anesthesia care teams.

  title={Alternative cost-effective anesthesia care teams.},
  author={Jerry L. Cromwell and Karen L Snyder},
  journal={Nursing economic\$},
  volume={18 4},
Private and public payers are increasingly seeking an overall per-diem or global surgery rates that put hospitals at significant financial risk for anesthesia services. Other payers are demanding deep discounts in anesthesia fees and negotiating global capitation rates that put both hospitals and physicians at risk for all care including anesthesia. This study examines some of the various organizational models for using physician anesthesiologist (MDA) and nurse anesthetist (CRNA) resources… CONTINUE READING