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How To Train Your Surgeon: Medical Experts Working on National Model For Surgeon Credentialing

Posted on · Last month, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) brought together a number of medical experts to work on a national model for retraining, credentialing and privileging practicing surgeons in order to ensure all practicing surgeons are fit to deliver the highest quality care throughout their careers. We learn about that effort from one of the […]

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Could Nurse Practitioners Get More Authority, in Order to Solve Physician Shortage?

Posted on · Primary care physicians are in short supply. A study out earlier this month from the Association of American Medical Colleges indicates that by 2025 the deficit of doctors will be somewhere between 46,000 and 90,000. Part of what is causing this shortage is the growing number of people signing up for the Affordable Care Act […]