Show Summary Details
Page of

Anesthesia, Organized Medicine, and Healthcare Policy 

Anesthesia, Organized Medicine, and Healthcare Policy
Anesthesia, Organized Medicine, and Healthcare Policy

Sherif Zaafran

and George W. Williams

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2016. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 19 January 2020

The 21st century has brought about many changes to the practice of medicine in the United States of America. As with all specialties, the field of anesthesiology has been greatly affected by such changes. Given the variety of influences and volatility in political leadership, physician anesthesiologists must remain aware of and involved in organized medicine. The physician anesthesiologist plays a key role as the leader of the team that provides care to all patients in the perioperative setting. The most important goal in the practice of anesthesiology is to provide each patient with the best quality care and safest care. This chapter reviews the importance of advocacy and the related issues that directly affect the daily practice of every anesthesiologist. Such issues affect every physician anesthesiologist in every practice location, regardless of whether or not they choose to be involved in the process of advocacy.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.