Marc Cooper: The Devolution of PJ Media

Obdicut (Now with 2% less brain)7/07/2010 9:04:28 pm PDT

re: #531 WindUpBird

What is going to happen is the shortage is going to be addressed by nurse practictioners, who will be given additional power to serve as GPs, the way it should have been ages ago. And doctors in the old boy network will howl with rage at the idea that nurse pracs are becoming their equal, and life will go on. :D

I definitely hope so! NPs rule, as do PAs (physician assistants). A well-triaged NP/PA system saves tons of time for the doctors and keeps them sharper, since they get to deal with the actual problematic cases.