There's room for everyone


Fam Pract Manag. 1999 Feb;6(2):12-17.

To the Editor:

There's plenty of work and plenty of room for professional growth for everyone — nurse practitioners, physicians and physician assistants. Focusing on turf battles is missing the point: People need decent health care!

Nurse practitioners have been part of the primary care landscape since the late 1970s, not the '90s. We have a good track record. Let's take care of our patients and get on with it!

Editor's note: This letter is a response to “Nurse Practitioners: Growing Competition for Family Physicians?” in our October 1998 issue.


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