Many patients open to receiving health care from nonphysicians

06/5/2013 | Modern Physician (free registration)

A policy brief in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine found 59.8% of responding family physicians routinely worked with nonphysician professionals including nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse midwives. Another survey, in Health Affairs, showed 50.4% of patients still prefer seeing family physicians, while 25.9% did not indicate any preference, suggesting that many patients had no qualms in receiving treatments from nonphysician providers.

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