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View Diary: The ACA and Our Doctor Shortage (149 comments)

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  •  See the excellent piece BoiseBlue referenced by (8+ / 0-)

    NPR above.  I completely agree that nurses provide the lion's share of care for the sick;  both of my kids would tell you that in a heartbeat.  In Melissa's piece, and in this diary, I mentioned that more NP's are being added to support the added demand on FP docs.  And yes, a separate or followup diary can be done on the nursing shortage.

    This is not intended to be sexist; there are more women in medical schools today than men, and less men in nursing programs.  Anyone who asks you the old question about going to med school instead of being an NP is ignorant.  They obviously have no clue what it takes to become a nurse, so take their comments for what they are worth:  very little.

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