Proposed Solutions To The Physician Shortage Without Training More Physicians
Primary care capacity can be greatly increased without many more providers, by empowering licensed personnel (such as RNs) to provide more care and by creating standing orders for nonlicensed health personnel (such as MAs) to address many preventive and chronic care needs. Article: Bodenheimer TS, Smith MD. Primary care: proposed solutions to the physician shortage without training more physicians. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013. Nov;32(11):1881-6.