Cost of Health Care: Federal Study Proves Physician-Led Medical Care Leads To Better Patient Care And Lower Costs Compared To Care Provided By Nurse Practitioners

Physician-led care reduces cost and leads to better health outcomes.  That’s the conclusion of a study of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) emergency departments. The federal study states, “compared to physicians, NPs [nurse practitioners] use more medical resources: They require longer lengths of stay and incur higher costs.  However, they achieve less favorable patient outcomes, as […]