Friday, April 30, 2010

If the U.S. Lacks Doctors, Can Nurses, Optometrists and Pharmacists Take Their Place?

Health Leaders Media, Cheryl Clark, 04/26/2010

The Association of American Medical Colleges' predicts that the nation's physician shortage will grow from 25,000 today to 150,000 in 15 years. Who will treat the millions more people who will have health coverage for the first time under health reform? Some of this care is almost certain to come from non-physician providers expanding their education and scope of practice.

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