Two articles in today’s New York Times cry out for a response from nurses.
“Doctor Shortage Likely to Worsen with Health Law” mentions the word “nurse” once but fails to discuss the role of the APRN http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/29/health/policy/too-few-doctors-in-many-us-communities.html
“What Can Mississippi Learn from Iran” begins with an extended anecdote of a visiting nurse in Mississippi’s HealthConnect (modeled after the primary care system developed by Iran in the 1980s) http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/29/magazine/what-can-mississippis-health-care-system-learn-from-iran.html
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