Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Nurse in Your Health Care Future

Check out this commentary in last week's Oregonian: "The Nurse in Your Health Care Future." Guest columnist Thomas Aschenbrener discusses the impact that the new health care bill will have on the delivery of care considering the new demand for services and the fact that some 300,000 doctors will be retiring in the next ten years. Aschenbrener challenges us to consider expanding what is already successful:

"We need to ask what's required to meet the future needs of our population and look at what's already working. One area of great success: nurse-run clinics. Why can't this model become widespread?"

We couldn't agree more.
Comment below and tell us what you think.


  1. This is a great idea that nurse will run the clinics in future as 300000 doctors are retiring in next 10 years.

  2. I read this post. It looks interesting. Please keep posting.