Examines the geographic maldistribution of nurse anesthetists in Kentucky and the status of their positions and vacancies at all 19 hospitals in the southeastern part of the state. UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health-Hazard researchers found that southeastern Kentucky has 12.5 percent of Kentucky’s total population and performs 11.5 percent of the state’s total surgeries - but has only 6.5 percent of the state’s total resident nurse anesthetists.
Owens, Judy; Gross, David A.; and Lewis, Peggy, "Nurse Anesthetists in Southeastern Kentucky: A Survey of Supply Versus Demand" (2005). Center for Excellence in Rural Health Reports. 2.