Will Nurse Anesthetists replace Doctors of Anesthesiology in Hospital settings? I have read articles stating this, because of cost effectiveness.

There is certainly a. trend to using Nurse Anesthetists wherever they can safely be used as they are less expensive to employ. While very well trained, they are not required to have the same amount and intensity of training as physician Anesthesiologists. I believe high standards of care will continue to require physician supervision; the optimal ratio of nurse anesthetists to doctors is still to be determined.