Shalala says NPs can increase access to primary care

05/11/2009 | Miami New Times

Former HHS secretary and University of Miami President Donna Shalala said nurse practitioner-managed health clinics will help reduce problems caused by the shortage of primary care providers. She said NPs can dramatically increase access to health care, improve care for chronic diseases and help make the health care system more efficient. She also urged more federal funding for NP-managed health centers.

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