Subspecialty accreditation: is being special good?

  title={Subspecialty accreditation: is being special good?},
  author={Georges Desjardins and Michael K. Cahalan},
  journal={Current opinion in anaesthesiology},
  volume={20 6},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW We examined the advantages and disadvantages of certifying additional subspecialties in anesthesiology from five vantage points - patients, generalist anesthesiologists, subspecialist anesthesiologists, departments of anesthesiology, and society as a whole - in order to recommend a course of action. RECENT FINDINGS The published literature does not provide conclusive data on the relative benefits or costs of subspecialization in anesthesiology. Currently, only critical care… CONTINUE READING

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