Analysis: Could an EMT model in primary care alleviate doc shortage?

11/6/2013 | BeckersHospitalReview.com

Creating primary care technicians, similar to emergency medical technicians and paramedics, may help ease the worsening physician shortage in the U.S., according to a paper in Health Affairs. PCTs could leverage health information technology to diagnose and treat minor health problems in neighborhoods without access to primary care doctors, the authors noted.

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