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February 10, 1999

Nonphysician Clinicians in the Health Care Workforce

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Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1999;281(6):509-511. doi:10.1001/jama.281.6.509

To the Editor: Dr Cooper and colleagues1 explore some of the trends of nonphysician clinicians (NPCs) and their march to increase their scope of practice, but stop short of analyzing what impact this "high degree of autonomy" will have on patient care. While much can be learned through hindsight, the public cannot afford to have the medical community take a wait-and-see attitude in this matter.

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