How Many Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care?

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There are significant differences depending on how you count them
May 2, 2014: AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference

NPs seen as answer to (perceived) primary care physician shortage

  • National debate whether primary care shortage is here or will soon emerge
  • Numerous studies suggest primary care shortages could be offset by increased use of NP’s
  • HRSA’s model projects shortage of 20,400 primary care physician FTEs in 2020 that could be reduced to 6,400 with full deployment NPs and PAs


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