DOI: 10.1097/aln.0000000000004965 ISSN: 0003-3022

The Gathering Storm: The 2023 Rovenstine Lecture

Daniel I. Sessler
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Anesthesiologists are currently in demand and highly compensated. What appears to be a great success from our perspective is considered problematic from every other healthcare perspective. Consequently, there are powerful healthcare forces seeking to improve anesthesia access and reduce service cost. They will try to impose solutions that may radically change operative anesthesia. The Rovenstine lecture, delivered on World Anesthesia Day 2023, identified substantial challenges our specialty faces and discusses solutions that might be forced on us. It also presented opportunities in perioperative care.

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