Editorial: NPs can help fill the gap in primary care

12/16/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Allowing nurse practitioners and other health care professionals to provide many of the services traditionally performed by physicians could help solve the shortage in primary care providers that is expected to worsen once the Affordable Care Act goes into full effect, according to this editorial. Studies have shown nurse practitioners provide quality primary care, and they can be more sensitive to patients' needs.

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