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In response to the article "Core Curriculum to Facilitate the Expansion of a Rheumatology Practice to Include Nurse Practitioners and Physicians' Assistants" by Benjamin J. Smith, et al., Vol. 70(5), May 2018: pp 672-678, we write to share the experiences of the Duke Rheumatology Nurse Practitioner/Physicians' Assistant (NP/PA) Fellowship Program. After two years of discussion and planning, we launched a one-year fellowship in rheumatology for NP/PAs in October, 2017. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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Name: Arthritis care & research
Caldwell and colleagues, in their Letter to the Editor entitled "Training Nurse Practitioners and Physicians' Assistants in a University Fellowship Program: Implementation and Challenges", describe th...
Primary care provided by nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) has been proposed as a solution to expected workforce shortages.
To determine if there are differences in opioid prescribing among generalist physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), and physician assistants (PAs) to Medicare Part D beneficiaries.
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The University of Ottawa and Élisabeth Bruyère Research Institute are conducting a study of preventive care for frail patients at risk of functional decline. At risk patients are assign...
Evidence-based nursing, midwifery and healthcare grounded in research and scholarship. Practitioners include nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, and nurse midwives.
A four-year program in nursing education in a college or university leading to a B.S.N. (Bachelor of Science in Nursing). Graduates are eligible for state examination for licensure as RN (Registered Nurse).
Hospitals maintained by a university for the teaching of medical students, postgraduate training programs, and clinical research.
Insurance providing benefits for the costs of care provided by nurses, especially nurse practitioners and nurse clinicians.
Persons academically trained, licensed, or credentialed to provide medical care under the supervision of a physician. The concept does not include nurses, but does include orthopedic assistants, surgeon's assistants, and assistants to other specialists.
Arthritis Fibromyalgia Gout Lupus Rheumatic Rheumatology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and management of disease involving joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments and associated structures (Oxford Medical Diction...