Monday, September 12, 2011

Nearly Half of Office-Based Physicians Work With NPs and PAs

Earlier this morning, Victoria Stagg Elliott, of [the news arm of the AMA], reported that nearly 50% of all office-based physicians works in a practice that includes physician assistants, nurse practitioners and/or certified nurse midwives. This statistic, which was obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics, was originally reported in a data brief released on August 17 and reflects the recent growth of higher educated nurses acting in coordination with physicians and other health care professionals. The utilization of advanced degree nurses aligns with recommendations made by the IOM's Future of Nursing report.

Click here to read the news article.

Click here to read blogposts relating to the IOM's report.

Click here to read about a new funding initiative specifically targeting recommendations made in the report.

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