NPs concerned as Canadian province considers adding PAs

04/30/2009 | (Canada)

Nurses in New Brunswick, Canada, are questioning the province's commitment to using nurse practitioners as it considers adding physician assistants to the health care fold. Health Minister Michael Murphy said physician assistants could work in hospital ERs to reduce wait times and save money while NPs would handle less acute patients on their own. The union representing this group says it will study the issue and see how PAs and NPs can complement each other in the health care system.

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