I am writting a paper for an English class and decided to do it on CRNA vs. MDA debate. I know this is a hot topic, (that is what my professor is looking for)and I don't want to start yet another debate.
What I am looking for is some direction to the issues debated between the two. I have already done a lot of research (and searched all the old threads) and have found a large amount of information. So far the only thing I can seem to come up with is MDA's (or rather student MD's) upset that they have to go to a lot more school then CRNAs and CRNAs get paid a decent salary. Are there any other issues?
I did find the info here http://www.aana.com/press/2003/041103_pine.asp
about morbidity/mortality rates, so their cries of that seem to be a non-issue.
Edited to add: I was also looking for the information I read in past posts here (but now I can't seem to find it) on when physicians decided to specialize in anesthesia (something about mortality rates increasing and thus salaries increasing).
Thanks in advance!