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Family Physicians Rap ‘Stopgap’ Use of Nurse Practitioners
Health Leaders Media

A report that warns against “stop-gap” substitutions of nurse practitioners for primary care physicians may have rekindled the long-smoldering border skirmish between the clinician associations. The report, Primary Care for the 21st Century, was issued this month by the American Academy of Family Physicians, and reaffirms its support of physician-led, patient-centered medical homes as the best method of transforming primary care delivery.