Friday, February 24, 2012

INQRI's Mark Pauly on Nurse Scope of Practice Laws and Economic Motives

INQRI co-director, Mark Pauly, was featured today on RWJF's Human Capital blog with a piece titled, "Expanded Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Scope of Practice Laws: Can We Ignore Economic Motives and Effects?"

Mark's blog post discusses a recent article published in Nursing Research and Practice, by Patricia Pittman and Benjamin Williams, "Physician Wages in States with Expanded APRN Scope of Practice." Mark explains that while the Pittman/Williams article does not present a "smoking gun" in regards to the effect of expanding nurse scope of practice on physician salaries, it does move the discussion away from economics to a focus on quality and access to care.

Take a look at Mark's blog post and the original article and let us know what you think.

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