Kurtzman and colleagues conducted a study to answer the questions: When patients do see a physician, how are those patient visits different from those that do not see a physician? Are there differences in the practice patterns when an ED patient is seen by at least one physician compared to when a similar ED patient sees no physician at all?
Nurse practitioners, physician assistants playing larger roles in health care — why some doctors are pushing back
Another difference is that physician assistants are educated more similarly to how a doctor is, to focus on the body’s respiratory, digestive and other systems, and symptoms common to those systems, said Ellen Kurtzman, a professor of health administration at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
The nurse practitioner will see you now. It’s not the phrase most people are accustomed to hearing, but it’s increasingly the case, with patients more likely than ever to see providers with advanced degrees, such as physician assistants and nurse practitioners,...
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Director of Health Administration and Professor Ellen Kurtzman talks about her career path from nurse to health policy educator and speaks about the commonalities in the fields she has worked in.