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The controversial role of NPs and PAs

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Nurse practitioner at U.S. naval base in Japan.

This article from Physicians Practice looks at the expanding but controversial status of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in U.S. healthcare.

Regulators and insurers seek to boost their role as part of an effort to curb costs ¬†and expand healthcare access in the world’s most expensive healthcare system. But many physicians think that these nonphysician clinicians are inadequately trained for expanded roles and fear that they will cut into physicians’ incomes.

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