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Physician anaesthesia providers in Switzerland today and tomorrow: results of the National Anaesthesia Workforce Study (NAWOS)

Published inSwiss medical weekly, vol. 151, w30003
Publication date2021-08-20
First online date2021-08-20
Abstract

The Swiss healthcare system is highly ranked, given its unrestricted access to specialised care and short waiting lists for surgery. However, the need for anaesthetic and surgical care is escalating owing to the increasing size and ageing of the Swiss population. In addition, to address the persistent and recurrent SARS-CoV-2 pandemic crisis, the speciality of anaesthesia is under tremendous pressure to maintain an effective workforce in order to address population needs. The current number, characteristics and future evolution of the physician anaesthesia workforce in Switzerland are currently unknown. The purpose of this study was to assess the size and professional and sociodemographic characteristics of the current anaesthesia workforce in Switzerland and to forecast its development up to 2034.

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Keywords
  • Anesthesia
  • COVID-19
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Physicians
  • RNA, Viral
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Switzerland
  • Workforce
Citation (ISO format)
HALLER, Guy Serge Antoine et al. Physician anaesthesia providers in Switzerland today and tomorrow: results of the National Anaesthesia Workforce Study (NAWOS). In: Swiss medical weekly, 2021, vol. 151, p. w30003. doi: 10.4414/SMW.2021.w30003
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