Dr. Amesh Adalja's article "Sometimes The Best Medical Care Is Provided By Those Who Aren't M.D.s," published in "Forbes," is a must-read! The article supports full scope of practice for nurse practitioners as a way to improve access to health care and reduce costs. The article states that laws restricting practice should be changed, and patients should be given the right to choose their preferred health care providers. According to Dr. Adalja, "One solution that can actually work, but is hampered by a regime of onerous licensing laws and guild-minded state government medical boards, is to allow all health professionals to render care independent of a physician if they (and their patients) so choose." Read the article.
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