Advanced Practice Provider Care Team Models: Best Practices From an Academic Medical Center

J Ambul Care Manage. 2022 Apr-Jun;45(2):126-134. doi: 10.1097/JAC.0000000000000412.


Health care leaders must be innovative to meet the demands of patient access and cost efficiency, all while never compromising patient safety or experience. A clear understanding of the care team model with optimal utilization of all team members is paramount to success. This article discusses 5 nurse practitioner and physician assistant (collectively called advanced practice providers) care team models that regularly occur in health care organizations across the country. Examples of each practice model, a discussion on when each model would be appropriate, as well as data on patient experience and financial return of investment of each model are provided.

MeSH terms

  • Academic Medical Centers
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Humans
  • Nurse Practitioners*
  • Patient Care Team
  • Physician Assistants*