Should Nurses Replace GPs As Frontline Providers Of Primary Care?

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 08:21 in Health & Medicine

Should nurses be the frontline providers of primary care, taking the place of general practitioners as the first point of patient contact? Two experts debate the issue. Nurses can deliver as high quality care as general practitioners in most areas of general practice including preventive health care, the management of long term conditions, and first contact care for people with minor illness, according to one expert.

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