Linda H. Aiken, PhD, FAAN, FRCN, RN

Consumer Preferences Toward Non-Physician Providers

Oct. 3, 2013

Cross-posted on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Human Capital Blog

All too often, the debate about expanding the role of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) takes place in a vacuum, as though these practitioners do not already deliver significant amounts of primary care. But they do, and existing evidence indicates that quality of care and patient satisfaction are good as a result.