Americans today have difficulty accessing primary care. Nurse practitioners could supplement the care provided by general practitioner physicians, and remove a barrier to care that would improve health outcomes and save money, explains Jamie Ware, JD, MSW, in her Critical Opportunities presentation.
The Critical Opportunities initiative of the Public Health Law Research (PHLR) program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation presents evidence and ideas for proposed legal and policy changes that can positively impact public health challenges. This video presents these ideas and evidence, and includes the practical and political feasibility of implementing the proposed changes to laws and policies. All Critical Opportunities videos can be viewed at http://youtube.com/CriticalOpps4PHL
Learn more about nurse practitioners and the evidence to support changes to scope of practice laws:
- Health Affairs Policy Brief: “Nurse Practitioners and Primary Care,” published October 2012 (open access)
- “Advanced Practice Nurse Outcomes 1990-2008: A Systematic Review,” published October 2011 in Nursing Economics (open access)
- “Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care,” published Spring-Summer 2010 in the Temple Law Review (open access via SSRN)
- Nurse Practitioner Prescribing Laws Map, via LawAtlas
- See the slides from this presentation
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The views expressed in these Critical Opportunities presentations are those of the authors or presenters, and do not represent the views or values of Public Health Law Research or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.