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AP: “Doctor shortage? 28 states may expand nurses’ role”

April 13, 2010

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via Available online: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100413/ap_on_he_me/us_med_dr_nurse It’s a nice discussion (for AP, anyway) of the controversy surrounding DNPs (Doctors of Nursing Practice) and their inevitable entry into the world of primary care. (Please do ignore the comments section, as people apparently love to demonstrate their ignorance of the topic with vitriolic, rambling, partisan outbursts.) Even doubling the […]

NYT 4-26-09: Doctor Shortage Proves Obstacle to Obama Goals

April 26, 2009

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Doctor Shortage Proves Obstacle to Obama Goals By ROBERT PEAR Published: April 27, 2009 Available online: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/health/policy/27care.html Some of the proposed solutions, while advancing one of President Obama’s goals, could frustrate others. Increasing the supply of doctors, for example, would increase access to care but could make it more difficult to rein in costs. The […]