Table 1. MEDLINE-indexed Anesthesia Publications in 1998
1998 MEDLINE-indexed publication output per million inhabitants (PpM) for anesthesia providers in all European Union (EU) countries, for the EU as a whole, and for non-EU countries with a per capita output of 5 PpM or greater.
Data source for MEDLINE was Silverplatter on CD, edition 2000.10
1998 population figures are from Fischer-Weltalmanach. 14
Search item was (journal-article IN PT) AND (PY=1998) AND (anesth* OR aneste* OR anaesth* OR anasth* OR d'anesth*) IN AD.
All hits were printed and manually analyzed for country.
Articles written by veterinary anesthetists or only coauthored by anesthetists were excluded. Articles published by nurse providers of anesthesia or perianesthesia care were not explicitly excluded. Analysis of the relevant journals (e.g., Journal of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists ) showed, however, that nurse anesthetists usually gave no departmental affiliation or departments of nursing rather than departments of anesthesia or nurse anesthesia in the address, so most of their articles were implicitly excluded.