Wisconsin uses more NPs to bridge health care gap

10/24/2011 | Daily Herald (Wausau, Wis.)

Major health care networks in central Wisconsin have increased their use of nurse practitioners and physician assistants during the past decade to manage a growing provider shortage. "That's the key gap that nurse practitioning hopes to fill, is for routine medical care," said NP Tara Patridge, who works at Aspirus. "But now, we see them in a lot of specialties and emergency medicine."

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