Problems in Primary Care

Susan B. Shurin, Ariel Distenfeld, Robert S. Zucker, Janet G. Zucker, Louis M. Marmon, Ferenc Czegledy, Angelo Miele, Alan L. Fine, Donald M. Yealy, Richard M. Plotzker, Jay Siwek, Howard A. Pearson, James A. Stockman, Francis X. Kieliszek, Robert G. Petersdorf, Faith Fitzgerald, Norman G. Levinsky

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To the Editor:… I was extremely disappointed by the complete lack of attention to the use of nurse practitioners and physician's assistants as primary care providers in the Sounding Board articles in the March 4 issue of the Journal13. Physicians can care for more patients, use their medical training more appropriately, and provide better preventive and maintenance health care for their patients when they work with nonphysician primary care providers. If there is to be an adequate supply of care givers and appropriate use of resources, the delivery of medical care, not just its financing,…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)728-732
Number of pages5
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Sep 2 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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