How Obama’s Re-election Will Change Medical Practice Staff —Physicians Practice Reviewed by Momizat on . Booming Demand for Nurses and Physician Assistants;  Huge Need for Primary-Care Physicians An estimated 30 million people will gain insurance as a result of the Booming Demand for Nurses and Physician Assistants;  Huge Need for Primary-Care Physicians An estimated 30 million people will gain insurance as a result of the Rating:
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How Obama’s Re-election Will Change Medical Practice Staff —Physicians Practice

Booming Demand for Nurses and Physician Assistants;  Huge Need for Primary-Care Physicians

An estimated 30 million people will gain insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act, asserts Aubrey Westgate at Physicians Practice.   At the same time, the Association of American Medical Colleges anticipates a shortfall of 45,000 primary-care physicians and 46,000 specialists in the coming decade.   More:  

“We’ve seen [demand for nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs)] steadily climbing throughout the year and we don’t anticipate it changing or flattening off any time soon,” Tricia Pattee, director of product management at HealtheCareers Network, told Physicians Practice.

“This is due to the physician shortage, and we’re seeing a lot of the NPs and PAs backfilling where physicians haven’t been able to be filled and taking on a lot of those responsibilities. With the [outcome of] the election last night, we do anticipate the increased number of patients needing care to also affect this and to continue the increase in demand” for NPs and PAs.

Of course, as demand heats up, supply cools down. If your practice is considering hiring an NP or PA in the near future, prepare for some stiff competition. 

“I think that as we saw the nursing shortage follow the physician shortage, we’ll see a similar trend with the [nonphysician] practitioners also be in more demand and have a shortage there,” said Pattee. “The good thing for nursing and [nonphysicians] backfilling physicians is that the education takes obviously a shorter period to complete, so it will be easier for us to recover in those shortage areas just because of the time to become qualified.”

There are other reasons beyond dealing with increased patient demand that practices may want to consider hiring PAs and/or NPs. A recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that 38 percent of physicians have burnout symptoms, characterized as loss of enthusiasm for work, feelings of cynicism, and a low sense of personal accomplishment. Nonphysician providers can help address that problem, said Pattee.

 

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