Policy Updates and Papers

California Increase in Cap on Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Initiative (2014)  (CANP opposes this initiative)

AARP Bulletin: April 2014 "California News: Nurse Practitioners Seek Bigger Role"

The Clinical Advisor:  2014 Nurse Practitioner & Physician Assistant Salary Survey



Independent NPs could save California $1.8B, increase care access



New study from CDC on NPs as PCPs--continued evidence-based support

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released this month looks at how the supply of office-based primary care providers varied by state in 2012. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db151.htm

The study defined primary care providers as primary care physicians, PAs and nurse practitioners. Primary care physicians are those in family and general practice, internal medicine, geriatrics and pediatrics.

Key findings include: 

·         53 percent of primary care physicians worked with PAs or NPs in their practices in 2012. 

·         The percentage of primary care physicians working with PAs or NPs ranged from 33.4 percent in the District of Columbia to 89.6 percent in South Dakota. 

·         Compared with the national average, the percentage of physicians working with PAs or NPs was higher in 19 states and lower in Georgia. 

·         PAs and NPs are more prevalent in rural and underserved areas, which have fewer primary care physicians. 

·         A higher percentage of primary care physicians in multispecialty group practices worked with PAs or NPs (77.5 percent) compared with those in small (solo or partner) practices (36.3 percent).



Diana Taylor RNP, PhD, FAAN
Professor Emerita, UCSF School of Nursing
Faculty, Research & Evaluation, UCSF Primary Care Initiative
Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health Program (ANSIRH)
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