Team-based, coordinated care is the best way to improve patient care, leaders of the AAFP and American Association of Colleges of Nursing said during a webinar on scope-of-practice issues. AAFP President-elect Reid Blackwelder, M.D., said each care team member has "unique but not interchangeable skills" and while nurse practitioners are critical team members they "cannot provide the same level of comprehensive care provided by primary care physicians."

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