Physician assistant and nurse practitioner prescribing: 1997-2002.

@article{Hooker2005PhysicianAA,
  title={Physician assistant and nurse practitioner prescribing: 1997-2002.},
  author={Roderick S. Hooker and Daisha Jane Cipher},
  journal={The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={
          355-60
        }
}
CONTEXT Physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) have licensure to practice in all states and they have prescriptive authority in 47 and 40 states, respectively. However, there have been no published studies from a national standpoint comparing urban and rural settings. PURPOSE The objective of this study was to describe the characteristics of providers, patients, and the type of prescriptions written by PAs and NPs and to compare these activities to those of physicians in… CONTINUE READING
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