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Another week, another physician calling into question the ability of advanced practitioners to treat patients as the primary care shortage looms.
A battle has been brewing between advanced practitioners seeking to expand their scope of practice and the physicians who oppose them. Where do you stand?
Nurse practitioners are the solution to health care provider shortages, or so said a rally cry of an op-ed published by The Hill this week.
Physicians and Nurse Practitioners have been battling it out online in the form of open letters this past week, with both calling on the AMA to step in.
Nurse Practitioners saw another victory in their quest for full practice authority on Wednesday in the Pennsylvania Senate.
House Bill 821 sought to grant autonomy to Advanced Practitioners in the state of Florida in an effort to expand access to care and affordability.
13% of the population of the U.S. now lives in a county that is experiencing a primary care physician shortage. Advanced practitioners could very well be the answer.
Without an effort from both sides of the aisle, America’s health system may be pushed past the breaking point.
““Apples and oranges” does not even come close to comparing the levels of knowledge and training between nurse practitioners and physicians,” says Dr. Sudhakar Madakasira.
After days of debate and years of dreaming, collaboration and study, an entire profession has embraced their future.