May 1, 2023 Ninety percent of North Carolinians want a doctor to respond to their medical complication. Patients want physician involvement. The NC Patient Safety Coalition is an alliance of medical professionals that advocate for physician-led health care that protects patient safety. Learn more on our website at www.ncpatientsafety.com, and follow us on Twitter @NCPatientSafety and Facebook www.facebook.com/NCPatientSafety.
Removing physicians from leading medical teams would negatively impact patients and lead to higher costs. The NC Patient Safety Coalition is an alliance of medical professionals that advocate for physician-led health care that protects patient safety. Learn more on our website at www.ncpatientsafety.com, and follow us on Twitter @NCPatientSafety and Facebook www.facebook.com/NCPatientSafety.
Nurse practitioners have used the argument of a physician shortage to advocate for the SAVE Act. However, one often unmentioned result of the growth of the NP workforce, is its impact on the registered nurse (RN) workforce. According to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2014 and 2024 an estimated one million […]
April 3, 2023 Proponents of the SAVE Act claim the legislation is necessary to expand access to care in rural areas. However, physicians and nurse practitioners largely practice in the same areas of the state – even in states where nurse practitioners can practice without physician supervision or collaboration. For the most part, state laws […]
March 27, 2023 The Journal of Nursing Regulation published an article analyzing nurse practitioners’ education, credentials, and scope of practice in U.S. emergency departments. The conclusion: NPs should not perform independent, unsupervised care in the emergency department regardless of state law or hospital regulations in order to protect patient safety. The article goes on to […]
March 20, 2023 In the best of times, Family Medicine is complicated. It’s not just runny noses and sore throats by any stretch of the imagination. On an average day, family physicians see 20 or more patients, ranging from newborns to senior citizens. They take care of individuals with multiple chronic diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes; they take care of patients with difficult behavioral […]
March 14, 2023 The SAVE Act, introduced in the General Assembly recently, increases the risk of poor health outcomes and patient experiences from nurses delivering care without physician involvement. Physicians and nurses are both important members of your health care team, but they are not interchangeable. The SAVE Act (HB 218/SB 175) would drastically change […]
The SAVE Act would: Medical professionals in North Carolina oppose the SAVE Act— Brunswick County Medical SocietyCarolina Asthma And Allergy CenterCarolinas Society Of EndocrinologistsDurham – Orange County Medical SocietyEastern Carolina Emergency Physicians, II PAMecklenburg County Medical SocietyMountain Emergency PhysiciansNC Academy Of Family PhysiciansNC Allergy, Asthma And Immunology SocietyNC Chapter, American College Of CardiologyNC Chapter, American […]
When it comes to receiving high-quality health care, patients want and assume physicians will be involved in medical diagnoses and treatment. Health care is about fixing a problem. Patients expect the most qualified person – physician experts with the training and education – to handle any unexpected situation. Data shows that patients both want and […]
February 13, 2023 Medical school matters. There is a fundamental difference in the education and training of physicians and nurses. Physicians have 4 years of medical school followed by 3-7 years of residency in a hospital. Nurse practitioners attend 2-3 years of nurse practitioner school, and an additional residency is not required. Physicians undergo 10,000-16,000 […]