Opinion: Advanced practice nurses can help fill primary care gap

12/16/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Allowing advanced practice nurses and other professionals to provide many of the routine services traditionally performed by doctors could help alleviate the shortage in primary care providers that is expected to worsen once the Affordable Care Act goes into full effect, according to this editorial. Studies support the ability of nurse practitioners to provide primary care and have found they are more sensitive to patients' needs.

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