Due to the growing need to improve access to Canadian healthcare and reduce spending, many specialties have had new roles emerge, changing their delivery of care. In delivering anesthetic care, the roles for certified registered nurse anesthetists and anesthesia assistants are increasing. This has led to the development of the Anesthesia Care Team in Ontario. The team increases access to care by decreasing time spent in hospital, and has also decreased costs to the health care system, and thus, may be the future of anesthesia care in Canada.
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Martin DG. The Evolving Roles in Anesthesiology and the Team-based Model. UBCMJ. 2014; 6(1):21-23.