The best medical professions for actuaries and auditors include anesthesiology, neurology, cardiology, internal medicine, internal and radiology, and thoracic surgery, a recent report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) said.
The AMA report, published in the July issue of ASA’s magazine, Anesthesiology & Critical Care, said there were “several notable” reasons for the shortage of anesthesiologic and critical care physicians.
Among the factors cited were the increasing need for high-quality, specialized, specialized anesthesiologist training programs, the “increasing demand for care delivery systems and associated technologies” and “a shift from routine, general care to complex, specialty care.”
Among the findings:The shortage is especially pronounced in the U.S., where the population is aging and the number of anesthetists and medical technicians is on the rise.
In 2016, there were 1,838 registered registered nurses, or RNs, and 890 registered physicians, or PHDs.
About a third of the registered nurses were from rural areas, and the majority of physicians were from the Northeast and Midwest.
The shortage of physicians and anesthesiatrists is also felt in other fields, including health care administration, the U