Doctor Shortage Could Ease As Obamacare Boosts Nurses, Physician Assistants

November 4, 2013 8:59 PM

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Doctor Shortage Could Ease As Obamacare Boosts Nurses, Physician Assistants

New new research by RAND Corp. indicates new primary care models pushed by the Affordable Care Act that use nurse practitioners and physician assistants could help eliminate the physician shortage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Though a physician shortage appears inevitable as more Americans get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, new research indicates new primary care models using nurse practitioners and physician assistants could “eliminate” the scarcity of primary-care doctors.

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