More patients seeing only allied health workers -A CDC report is the latest to show the growing presence of nonphysician clinicians.

December 5, 2011

Category: Nursing News

 

A growing proportion of patients in hospital outpatient departments is receiving care from physician assistants and advance practice nurses without seeing a physician.

"Their practice appears complementary and growing over the last few years, especially in areas with few physicians," said Esther Hing, MPH, statistician with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. Read More