Uncoordinated growth of the primary care work force

Am Fam Physician. 2001 Nov 1;64(9):1498.


Family physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are distinctly different in their clinical training, yet they function interdependently. Together, they represent a significant portion of the primary care work force. Training capacity for these professions has increased rapidly over the physician assistant decade, but almost no collaborative work force planning has occurred.

MeSH terms

  • Family Practice*
  • Humans
  • Nurse Practitioners / trends*
  • Physician Assistants / trends*
  • Primary Health Care*
  • United States
  • Workforce