CRNAs are highly educated advanced practice registered nurses who help improve access to safe, cost-effective anesthesia care in an overburdened healthcare system. CRNAs safely administer anesthesia to patients across the United States and are the primary providers of anesthesia care to military personnel and in rural America.
CRNAs help control healthcare costs
CRNAs are experts in safe, high quality anesthesia care and as sole anesthesia providers are 25% more cost effective. Additionally, the RTI study found no difference in patient safety when CRNAs work without physician supervision.
A landmark study published in 2010 and updated in 2016 found that the most cost-effective anesthesia delivery model is a CRNA working as the sole anesthesia provider.
CRNAs provide high-quality anesthesia care at a reduced cost to patients and insurance companies.
CRNAs increase patient access to anesthesia care
CRNAs provide the majority of anesthesia care to rural and medically underserved areas in America.
CRNAs are anesthesia professionals who safely administer more than 45 million anesthetics to patients each year in the United States.