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Veterans Access to Quality Healthcare Will Improve if VHA Recognizes Nurse Anesthetists to Full Practice Authority, AANA Tells Senate Veterans Affairs Committee

Posted over 3 years ago by Nicholas M Perrino

"...enabling CRNAs to practice to the full scope of their education, experience, and credentials will benefit the VHA and the patients it serves by improving Veterans' access to safe, high-quality anesthesia care; promoting team-based care delivery; reducing Veterans' wait times for receiving care; and bringing the VHA in line with the rest of the military health system.

Additionally, in a time when controlling costs is of paramount importance to the healthcare system, by taking full advantage of CRNAs' abilities the VHA would save as much as $105 million a year in anesthesia costs alone..."