The best health-care providers are successful at achieving a balance between experience and knowledge of the latest clinical evidence.
A patient undergoing
imaging claims the IV
led to nerve damage.
Abortion, circumcision, vaccination and prenatal testing are among many controversial issues that many health-care providers find difficult to discuss.
Although the Affordable Care Act’s future may be uncertain, nurse practitioner and physician assistant roles will continue to expand to meet primary care needs.
A serious accident during a patient’s discharge leads to potentially life-threatening injuries and a lawsuit.
Thirty of the nation’s 50 lowest-scoring hospitals on patient safety are located in New York City and adjoining communities in West Chester, Long Island and New Jersey.
When it comes to patient care, finding an appropriate balance between emphasizing the need for follow up and causing unnecessary alarm can be difficult.
Despite the positive inroads and contributions that physician assistants and nurse practitioners have made over the past decades, we still face professional opposition.
Medicare only reimburses 85% of fees for physician assistant provided health care, and soon private insurance carriers may do the same. Is it fair to pay less for a PA office visit than an MD visit?
Instead of viewing the new generation of health-care providers as a threat, seasoned clinicians should focus on shaping incoming nurses and physician assistants into colleagues they want working by their side.
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