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PAs and NPs perform effective roles on teams caring for Medicare patients with diabetes

PAs and NPs perform effective roles on teams caring for Medicare patients with diabetes

Christine Everett et al. used Medicare claims and EHR data from a large physician group to compare outcomes for patients with diabetes with various levels of complexity. Outcomes were generally equivalent for care teams with PAs or NPs and those with physicians only. Findings suggest that patient characteristics as well as goals should be considered when determining how to deploy PAs and NPs on primary care teams.

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