Doctors and nurses

Division of primary care services between physicians, PAs, and NPs for older patients with diabetes

Division of primary care services between physicians, PAs, and NPs for older patients with diabetes

Using Medicare claims and EHR data from a large physician group, Christine Everett et al. looked at how to incorporate physician assistants and nurse pracitioners (PA/NPs) into primary care teams. This article describes the division of patients and services between PCPs for older diabetes patients on panels with varying levels of PA/NP involvement. Panels with PA/NP providers had higher proportions of patients with Medicaid, disability, and depression. 

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