PMID: 15162667May 28, 2004

Patients' perceptions of non-physician providers in primary care

The Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association
Terrence E SteyerArch G Mainous

Abstract

Patients in this study were most comfortable receiving primary care services from physicians trained in primary care specialties. There was, however, a racial difference in the comfort level of primary care being provided by non-physician providers with minority populations being more comfortable with non-physician providers. More research is needed to understand the role that non-physician providers play in the primary care delivery system in the United States.

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