Sunday, July 28, 2019

Training a New Breed of Surgeons: Internists

By Chuck Dinerstein — July 5, 2019

One way to reduce healthcare costs, especially on the medical side of the equation has been to increase the utilization of mid-level or advanced care practitioners, e.g., nurse practitioners and physician assistants. There are similar but more nuanced shifts in the same direction in surgery, restricted to performing the “less critical” components of surgical care. A new study looks at whether physicians, not trained as surgeons, can provide reasonable, “non-inferior,” surgical care for those critical components............To Read More....

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