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Scope of Practice and Patient Panel Size of Family Physicians Who Work With Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants.

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Summary of "Scope of Practice and Patient Panel Size of Family Physicians Who Work With Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants."

Little is known about how the presence of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) in a practice impacts family physicians' (FPs') scope of practice. This study sought to examine variations in FPs' practice associated with NPs and PAs.

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Name: Family medicine
ISSN: 1938-3800
Pages: 311-318

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