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The California Society of Anesthesiologists is a physician organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of the profession of anesthesiology, to fostering excellence through continuing medical education, and to serving as an advocate for anesthesiologists and their patients.

Please Note: CSA will transfer operations to Advocacy & Management Group. CSA's new contact information starting June 29 is as follows:

Phone: 916-290-5830
Fax: 916-444-7462
Email: csa@csahq.org
Address: 1 Capitol Mall, Suite 800, Sacramento, CA 95814

REGISTER NOW for our CSA 2015 Fall Anesthesia Conference, November 2-6, 2015 on beautiful Kauai, Hawaii! #CSAcme



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AANA Effort to Mandate VA "Independent" Nurse-Only Anesthesia Model Fails in Senate, Jul 29

Anthem to Buy Cigna Amid Wave of Insurance Mergers, Jul 24

FDA Finalizes ASA-Supported Manufacturer Requirement for Drug Shortages, Jul 23

Daughters of Charity Health System Sale News, Jul 20

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Saga solution: Daughters of Charity system to be acquired by new hospital company [SF Business Times]

Nation's Largest Anesthesia Billing Company Under Healthcare Fraud Investigation, Jul 20

CMS Issues Proposed Rule for CY 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, Jul 10

Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, What it Means for Anesthesia Groups, Jul 10

California Nurses Lose Bid to Expand Practices, Jul 2

Assembly Panel Rejects Nurse Practitioners' Scope-of-Practice Bill, Jul 2

Five Tips to Help Your Patients Prepare for Anesthesia and Surgery, Jun 30

Integrated Delivery Networks In Search of Benefits and Market Effects, Jun 30

Herding Cats: Four Steps to Overcoming Governance Disorder Syndrome, Jun 30

Address of CSA President Paul B. Yost, MD, to the 2015 House of Delegates

Why—Or Why Not—Go Into Anesthesia, Jun 7

AB 890 Safely Meets Demand, Jun 5
        CSA Immediate Past President Dr. Paul Yost's Letter to the Editor - The Sacramento Bee

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The 2015 Perioperative Surgical Home Summit
By Edward Mariano, MD 

An interesting article I read recently confirmed previous studies' estimation that it takes an average of 17 years before research evidence becomes widely adopted in clinical practice—17 years!

In this article, Morris and colleagues differentiate "translational research" into two types: Type 1 which refers to experimental testing of basic science research findings in human subjects; and Type 2 which is the process of taking the results of clinical research and changing clinical practice based on them.

Changing clinical practice shouldn't take 17 years.

In 2001, the Institute of Medicine released "Crossing the Quality Chasm: a New Health System for the 21st Century." One of the ten rules for redesigning the system refers to evidence-based clinical decision-making. The report brief explicitly states: "Patients should receive care based on the best available scientific knowledge. Care should not vary illogically from clinician to clinician or from place to place." 

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Upcoming CME Meetings

Nov 2 - Nov 6, 2015
CSA 2015 Fall Anesthesia Conference

Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2016
CSA 2016 Winter Anesthesia Conference

Apr 14 - Apr 17, 2016
CSA 2016 Annual Anesthesia Meeting & Workshops

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