CSA Bulletin April 2006

Spring 2006 - Volume 55, Number 1

Editor's Notes
"A Visit to Oklahoma City" 
By Stephen Jackson, M.D.

President's Page
"Health Care Reform—Limited Options"
By Edgar D. Canada, M.D.

From the CEO
"The Shift to Ambulatory Surgery Settings"
By Barbara Baldwin, M.P.H.

Legislative and Practice Affairs

  • "Election Year Session: Bad Medicine for Legislation?"
    By William E. Barnaby, Esq.
  • "Anesthesiologist Investment in Surgery Centers"
    By Phillip Goldberg, Esq.
  • "GASPAC— The Greater Anesthesia Service Political Action Committee"
    By William Barnaby III, Esq.

From "Letheon" to Lethal Injection—An Anesthesia Odyssey
By Stephen Jackson, M.D.

ASA Interim Board Meeting
By R. Lawrence Sullivan, Jr., M.D.

Caryl J. Guth, M.D. - 2006 Distinguished Service Award Recipient
By Patricia A. Dailey, M.D.

By Thomas H. Cromwell, M.D.

A History of RBRVS as a Perspective on P4P—Part I
By Kenneth Y. Pauker, M.D.

The Cognitive Dissonance that is "Wall Street Medicine"
By Mark Van Druff

Medications Used in Diabetes in Patients Presenting for Anesthesia
By Gabrielle O'Connor, M.D., M.Sc., CCD, MRCP, FACP

Letters to the CSA

Pain Management and End-of-Life Care CME Program: Module 9
"Pain and the Brain—What We Have Learned from Functional Neuroimaging"
By Sean Mackey, M.D., Ph.D.

Arthur E. Guedel Memorial Anesthesia Center

  • "The Importance of the Guedel Chart"
    By Clyde W. Jones, M.D., F.A.C.A.
  • "Guedel Contributors for 2005-2006"

When Koko the Gorilla Needs a Checkup, Stanford Docs Swing into Action
By Mitzi Baker

Future Meetings

California & National News

Why Diversity Matters in Health Care
By Jan Salisbury, M.S.

New CSA Members

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