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Chapter advocacy key to advancing ACP's priorities

ACP's legislative staff are following four key court cases on affirmative action, gun violence, climate change, and women's reproductive health care rights.
1 Jun 2022

ACP supports new facility guidelines on primary care and gynecology procedures

The guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the National Partnership for Women & Families aim to improve health care without putting burdens on patients or clinicians.
5 Feb 2019

Report on nurses' scope of practice requires clarification

An Institute of Medicine report comes at a transformational time for health care in America. How this report changes scope of practice issues and nurses' interactions with physicians will affect the team-based approach sought from new health care models.
1 Feb 2011

Physicians, advanced practice clinicians may order similar amounts of low-value care for certain conditions, study finds

Advanced practice clinicians were not significantly more likely than physicians to order antibiotics, CT/MRI, or radiography, or to refer patients to other physicians for upper respiratory infections, back pain, or headache.
21 Jun 2016

How to start an NP/PA program

Clarifying the goals behind hiring nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) will help hospital program leaders choose the most suitable model for integrated care.
1 May 2019

ACP issues policy recommendations on retail health clinics

Retail health clinics should serve as an episodic alternative to care from an established primary care practice for relatively healthy patients without complex medical histories, among other recommendations.
20 Oct 2015

40 years in health policy, then 40 days in the hospital

My time as a patient made me more aware, in a way that researching and writing about health policy can never do, that although my care experience was mostly positive, this is not the case for millions.
1 Mar 2022

Hire NPs, PAs to boost revenue, accessibility

A dependent practitioner can increase a practice's accessibility, productivity and revenue while contributing to quality and patient satisfaction##mdash;and at half the cost of hiring a physician.
1 Apr 2010

Nurses tapped for more training, bigger role in health care

Nurses tapped for more training, bigger role in health careUpdated consensus statement issued for hypertension management in blacks
12 Oct 2010

Internists interacting with retail clinics

Primary care physicians are seeing more patients after they've already been to a retail health clinic. Experts say that a more patient-centered model needs to evolve to combat the ease of seeking care outside the doctor's office.
1 Feb 2016

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