Author: Aparasu, R.

Autonomous Ambulatory Care by Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in Office-Based Settings

Data from the 1997 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey were used to examine the autonomous provision of ambulatory medical care by nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) in physician-managed office-based settings. An estimated 6.81 million office visits involved autonomous care by NPs and PAs, for an overall rate of 2.55 visits per 100 persons. […]