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Doctors, hospitals debate role of nurse practitioners

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The role of nurse practitioners has expanded in recent years in 48 states, but Florida isn't one of them. Doctors and hospitals are now debating the idea.

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FM33901 - 12/4/2013 7:41 PM
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This story is misleading. Only 17 states allow nurse practitioners to practice independently, not 48. And none of those states showed any improvement in access to care after those laws passed. NPs are a very important part of improving access and can expand the reach of the health care team, but independent practice isn't the way.

Papakilo - 11/22/2013 10:50 PM
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Sounds like the beginning of the end of quality medical care from doctors. Swapping doctors for nurse practitioners, for nurses, for Candy Strippers, for witch doctors and then self care. Have you asked to see credentials of non-citizen doctors which have been flooding in to the U.S. during the past 20 years? That is where our medical care is going in a hurry. More of the government 'don't ask, don't tell', as it applies to the quality of doctors we have had in the past. Food for thought?
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