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Outpatient CVD care delivery similar between physician, nonphysician primary care providers

Outpatient CVD care delivery similar between physician, nonphysician primary care providers
May 5, 2015

The quality of care for patients with CVD provided by primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the outpatient setting is comparable, according to new study results.

“With the Affordable Care Act implementation, the current number of physicians will not be sufficient to accommodate 30 to 40 million Americans receiving health care access,” researchers wrote in the abstract. “A proposed solution is to utilize non-physicians [such as] nurse practitioners [and] physician assistants for chronic disease care.”

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