Survey shows consumers open to a greater role for physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

@article{Dill2013SurveySC,
  title={Survey shows consumers open to a greater role for physician assistants and nurse practitioners.},
  author={Michael J Dill and Stacie Pankow and Clese E. Erikson and Scott A Shipman},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2013},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={1135-42}
}
Impending physician shortages in the United States will necessitate greater reliance on physician assistants and nurse practitioners, particularly in primary care. But how willing are Americans to accept that change? This study examines provider preferences from patients' perspective, using data from the Association of American Medical Colleges' Consumer Survey. We found that about half of the respondents preferred to have a physician as their primary care provider. However, when presented with… CONTINUE READING
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