Original Article

Family Doctors’ Use of Office Assistants and Opinions Regarding Nurses in Primary Care

Authors: REGINA C. McCORMACK, MD, HERBERT M. ALLEN ,MD, ERIC L. LIVERS, MD

Abstract

This is a timely study. It appears that a goodly number of physicians are willing to, and many do, delegate a significant degree of patient care to an allied health professional in the office. The responsibility permitted such employees naturally varies greatly. The authors speculate upon reasons for the overwhelming choice of nurses over specially trained ex-corpsmen as brought out in this survey.

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