I'll also add after doing some digging, that it appears since the end of march, an entity has taken over the page, and started making numerous edits, and now the page is semi locked. While some comments are fairly accurate, others are blatantly false or misleading, indeed fake news. Anyone with half a brain can read the edit history, check the IPs, and actually read the references cited and realize this is a hit job. The person editing it apparently knows a great deal about Pakistani cricket and Nurse Practitioners, no other medical articles.
"NP training covers basic disease prevention, coordination of care, and health promotion, but does not provide the depth of expertise needed to recognize more complex cases in which multiple symptoms suggest more serious conditions" which is just blatantly false and cites nothing to back this up
"Increased utilization of nurse practitioners is leading to increased cost of care through increased use of resources and unnecessary referrals". Check the references, they make absolutely no claim that we are leading to increased cost in healthcare and the difference in ordering practices in very small sample settings is 0.1%, not really statistically significant. Considering we bill at 85%, we are cheaper.
"Nurse practitioners are more likely to prescribe antibiotics when they are not indicated". Only assessed providers in ambulatory care and the overall conclusion of the reference was that all providers over-prescribe and the study did not separate NP's or PA's, and even mentions in the studies limitations that the finding might no be representive of NP/PA practice because of the sampling methods used.
"Although a few studies have shown that NPs provide similar quality care when compared physicians, these studies were found to have a medium to high potential for bias and had low to insufficient strength of evidence" This is my favorite as the article referenced so supposedly back this up states explicitly "The studies we reviewed did not demonstrate a difference between APRN care and physician care in primary and urgent care settings with regard to health status, quality of life, mortality, or hospitalizations"
I think we can all agree there are ways to improve our profession and standards of entry, but this article is a biased pile of garbage and I can't believe it's allowed to exist.