NPs advocate changes to help fill primary care shortage

03/4/2013 | Bloomberg Businessweek

The primary care shortage, which is expected to worsen once the health care law is fully implemented, is driving nurse practitioners to seek to remove barriers to practice. Nurse practitioners are lobbying state legislators to remove restrictions. There are about 155,000 nurse practitioners in the U.S., and they could help fill the need for primary care, AANP said.

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