Medical Specialists Could Benefit From Other Staff
Specialists in gastroenterology, orthopedics and dermatology could reduce patient wait times and improve their practices' bottom lines by employing physician assistants and nurse practitioners to treat patients, a California HealthCare Foundation study found. However, the study found that not all states' laws would allow the practice.
CHCF is the publisher of California Healthline.
- "Assistants and Nurses Improve Specialists' Bottom Lines and Reduce Patient Wait Time" (Clark, HealthLeaders Media, 6/11).