How Could Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants Be Deployed to Provide Rural Primary Care?

Date
03/2016
Description

New (2014) rural enrollees in the insurance plans on federal and state exchanges are expected to generate about 1.39 million primary care visits per year. At a national level, it would require 345 full-time equivalent physicians to provide those visits. This study examines how different mixes of physicians, PAs and NPs might meet the increase.

Center
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
Authors
Eric Larson, C. Holly Andrilla, Cynthia Coulthard, Joanne Spetz