The Extraregulatory Effect of Nurse Practitioner Scope-of-Practice Laws on Physician Malpractice Rates.

@article{McMichael2018TheEE,
  title={The Extraregulatory Effect of Nurse Practitioner Scope-of-Practice Laws on Physician Malpractice Rates.},
  author={Benjamin J. McMichael and Barbara J. Safriet and Peter Buerhaus},
  journal={Medical care research and review : MCRR},
  year={2018},
  volume={75 3},
  pages={312-326}
}
Patients can hold physicians directly or vicariously liable for the malpractice of nurse practitioners under their supervision. Restrictive scope-of-practice laws governing nurse practitioners can ease patients' legal burdens in establishing physician liability. We analyze the effect of restrictive scope-of-practice laws on the number of malpractice payments made on behalf of physicians between 1999 and 2012. Enacting less restrictive scope-of-practice laws decreases the number of payments made… CONTINUE READING