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Tapping Nurse Practitioners to Meet Rising Demand for Primary Care

Description
Discusses the use of advanced practice nurses, specifically nurse practitioners, to increase access to primary care for those residing in Health Professional Shortage Areas. Reports that nurse practitioners working in primary care are more likely than primary care physicians to work in rural areas. Suggests that the use of nurse practitioners and physician assistants could help reduce the primary care provider shortage in 2020 by two-thirds.
Author(s)
Amanda Van Vleet, Julia Paradise
Date
01/2015
Type
Document
Organization
Kaiser Family Foundation
Tagged as
Access · Health workforce supply and demand · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Policy · Primary care · Scope of practice

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