C. G. PICKARD JR., M.D.
As we entered the decade of the 1970s, the public increasingly demanded improvements in the availability, accessibility, and quality of primary services in health care. Their demand led to a wide variety of responses from federal and state governments, educational institutions, and the health professions. Among the responses were significant changes in the priorities for funding of health programs at the federal level, creation of new health-science schools, rapid expansion of training programs in primary care disciplines, and the creation of new health roles such as the physician's assistant and nurse practitioner.
In 1970 the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and
PICKARD CG. Family Nurse Practitioners: Preliminary Answers and New Issues. Ann Intern Med. 1974;80:267–268. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-2-267
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