posted on May 31, 2013 13:02
The Physicians Foundation
is a nonprofit organization that seeks to advance the work of practicing physicians and help facilitate the delivery of healthcare to patients.
The Physicians Foundation released a new white paper by Stephen Isaacs and Paul Jellinek titled, “Accept No Substitute: A Report on Scope of Practice,” that examines the growing trend to expand scope of practice for non-physician providers. Here is an excerpt.
“…in the longer run, serious attention should be given to restoring the role of the primary care physician as the linchpin of the nation’s health care system. Failure to do so—and the resulting influx of mid-level providers into that role—will ultimately leave us with a rudderless model of patient care that will result in greater fragmentation, higher costs, and inferior outcomes.”
Read the report at http://www.physiciansfoundation.org/healthcare-research/a-report-on-scope-of-practice
Changes in Healthcare Professions Scope of Practice
The Federation takes a different view of expanding scope of practice.
In the document, Changes in Healthcare Professions Scope of Practice. This document is a result of a collaborative effort by representatives from six healthcare regulatory organizations. It was developed to assist legislators and regulatory bodies with making decisions about changes to healthcare professions’ scopes of practice.
Read the document at www.fsbpt.org /FreeResources/RegulatoryResources/ScopeofPractice.aspx