Editorial Views  |   July 2019
Observations and Observational Research
Author Notes
  • From the Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina.
  • Accepted for publication April 30, 2019.
    Accepted for publication April 30, 2019.×
  • Address correspondence to Dr. Kharasch: evan.kharasch@duke.edu
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Editorial Views   |   July 2019
Observations and Observational Research
Anesthesiology 7 2019, Vol.131, 1-4. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002818
Anesthesiology 7 2019, Vol.131, 1-4. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002818
Three years ago, in an inaugural message, I described the goal of Anesthesiology to maximize both the richness and the reach of its content, while satisfying our customer(s), achieving the journal’s mission, and meeting the American Society of Anesthesiologist’s (ASA) desire to improve scientific understanding, clinical practice, and education in the specialty. Service to all our customers (ASA members and nonmembers, authors, readers, citers, advertisers, private practitioners, academics, pure scientists, physician–scientists, anesthesiologists, nonanesthesiologists, the specialty, medicine more broadly, healthcare payers, regulators, and policymakers) means advancing the practice and securing the future through knowledge production and diffusion, all closely linked to clinical practice.1  In January of this year, we formalized our value proposition to all these customers, “Trusted Evidence: Discovery to Practice,” and proudly placed it prominently on the cover of every issue.2  Grounded on feedback from our readers, it signaled the value of our content, and to our readers, Editorial Board, and ASA, it is a statement and reminder of our purpose and aspiration.