LEWIS J. RUBIN, M.D.; ROBERT S. KATZ, M.D.
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To the editor: As recent graduates of a medical school whose affiliated hospitals are involved in the training and employment of nurse practitioners in the clinics and emergency rooms, we have had the opportunity to observe and work along with many nurse practitioners. Thus, we read with great interest the article by Dr. Bates (Ann Intern Med 82:702-706, 1975).
She accurately describes the problems of transition from performing routine nursing duties to participating in the diagnostic and therapeutic process. We take issue, however, with several points.
We do not believe that the nurse practitioner has an edge over the house
RUBIN LJ, KATZ RS. Nurse Practitioners. Ann Intern Med. ;83:278–279. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-2-278_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(2):278-279.
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