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Nurse Practitioners Boost Presence By 43% In Rural America

June 5, 2018

Via: Forbes

Nurse practitioners have dramatically increased their presence as the go-to primary care providers in rural America thanks in part to regulatory changes that allow patients to more easily see these health professionals.

Nurse practitioners now account for 1 in 4 medical care providers in U.S. rural practices – a “significant” 43.2% increase from 2008 to 2016, according to new research published in the June issue of the journal Health Affairs.

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