Whither medicine? The expansion of non-doctor practice

Ramon Z Shaban, Julie M Finucane and Dianne J Crellin
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2011.tb02995.x
Published online: 21 March 2011

To the Editor: In his recent editorial,1 Van Der Weyden laments the “displacement” of doctors in modern health care by nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and bemoans the fact that discussion and debate about these matters is largely confined to medical tabloids such as Australian Doctor.

  • Ramon Z Shaban
  • Julie M Finucane
  • Dianne J Crellin

  • College of Emergency Nursing Australasia, Melbourne, VIC.



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