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Closing the health care access gap

Closing the health care access gap.

By Julia M. Akeroyd and Salim S. Virani

The U.S. faces a projected shortage of primary care physicians. The authors of the June HPR newsletter discuss their studies showing that a care delivery model that expands the roles of nurse practitioners and physician assistants could help close the gap without affecting routine chronic disease care.