Doctors to lawmakers: Remember, people like us
Family physicians have a message as Congress and state legislatures consider a range of policies that would squeeze doctors' pay: People still want their doctor in charge. There's a shortage of primary-care doctors in the U.S., and demand is about to surge because of the coverage expansion in the Affordable Care Act. As a result, many states are considering measures that would let nurses and nurse practitioners take on more responsibility. But the American Academy of Family Physicians says that's not the answer--and that patients won't like it, either.
- Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine Jobs Unfilled in 2013
- How Digital Strategy Shapes Patient Engagement at Boston Children's Hospital
- CFO Exchange: Smartphones Poised to Disrupt Healthcare, Says Topol
- CNO on Hospital Redesign: 'You Can't Over-Communicate'
- Some Cancer Hospitals' Quality Data Will Soon Be Public
- CA Powers Up $80M HIE to 'Create Value in the Data'
- TJC Warns Hospitals of Deadly Medical Tubing Mistakes
- 3 Traits Personality Assessments Can't Reveal
- PA Ranks See 'Phenomenal Growth,' Lack of Diversity
- Consumerism Drives Healthcare Branding, Rebranding Efforts