New research that seeks to understand how hospital policies dictate what nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are allowed to do reveals that there is enormous variations across hospitals, and that, contrary to what might be expected, this variation is not associated with state scope of practice laws for either profession.
Implications of Rising Numbers of Nurse Practitioners
A new blog in Health Affairs analyzes recent data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) on the pipeline of new nurse practitioners (NPs) and registered nurses (RNs). It presents the implications for the health care system, nursing and physician education, and federal and state policies.
Blog: The Social Mission of Medical Education – A Reflection
This is a slightly edited version of the commencement address that Fitzhugh Mullan gave at the Yale School of Medicine on May 21, 2018.
Issue Briefs Offer Snapshot into Use of Health Information Technology Use by Hospitals, Health Systems
Blog: Enhancing Accountability in Graduate Medical Education by Calculating the Costs and Revenues of Community-based Primary Care Residency Training
Despite considerable federal investment, graduate medical education (GME) financing is neither transparent for estimating residency training costs nor accountable for effectively producing a physician workforce that matches the nation’s health care needs.