Quote from yersinia21
NPs cant replace doctors. NPs and MDs need each other. No one group is better than the whole.
See, it's not so hard. I'm an agreeable person!
I'm am not in any way saying that MD's cannot be replaced. I wouldn't want them to, half of my family would be jobless!
MD's are 100% needed for speciality fields.
Would I let a midwife deliver my child? Maybe. Via a c-section? Absolultely no.
Would I let a NP or PA perform a CABG on me? Nope. I want the most highly trained CT Surgeon on the planet.
Neurosurgery? Nope. Still need a pro.
BP through the roof? NP
ER presentation with CP and R/O MI? NP
Routine GYN? NP
Chronic pain? NP
Acute pain? NP
Septic infection in ICU? NP
Np's can and DO provide superior care. MD's do as well. DO's do as well.