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Anesthesiologist assistants in Md.

It is unfortunate that Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists President Jaqueline C. Mitchell chose to misrepresent the education and qualifications of certified anesthesiologist assistants in a recent letter to the editor ("No room for error in the operating room," Feb. 2).

Certified anesthesiologist assistants are highly skilled health professionals who work under the direction of licensed anesthesiologists. They work exclusively within an anesthesia care team environment to ensure safe, efficient and cost effective quality of care to their...