Cost of anaesthesia.Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1982; 285 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.285.6336.189 (Published 17 July 1982) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1982;285:189
- B A Astley,
- J S Walker
The major contributory factor to the cost of anesthesia today are the increases in medical salaries that have kept pace with inflation, commanding 68% of the total expenditure. The current position has been compared with that of 20 years ago. This outline could be used as a framework for departmental budgeting.