Author: Cooper, R.

New Directions for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in the Era of Physician Shortages

During the past 35 years, the roles for nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) have evolved in parallel with the roles that physicians have come to play. Shifting needs in primary care and expanding opportunities in specialty medicine have been the dominant trends. Future directions will be influenced additionally by the deepening physician shortage. […]