Cut to Cure cannot cut out the midlevel…

A nice, well-thought-out rant from Bard Parker:

Overextended…… I’m probably going to make some of my readers angry by posting this, but what the hell… First off let me say this is not an attack on physician extenders (NP’s, PA’s) whatsoever. I have a NP working with the trauma service and they are more helpful than the residents are. Some of the extenders are more capable than the physicians who supervise them. They also work in underserved areas delivering care to those who otherwise might not receive it. This is a beef I have with some physicians who utilize them, IMHO, in an unprofessional manner…

I don’t have much of this where I am, and consider myself fortunate for that. Read the post to understand what’s at stake.