Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Healthcare

December 3, 2020
Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Healthcare

Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner andPhysician Assistant in Healthcare exposes a vast conspiracy ofpolitical maneuvering and corporate greed that has led to thereplacement of qualified medical professionals by lesser trainedpractitioners. As corporations seek to save money and governmentagencies aim to increase constituent access, minimum qualificationsfor the guardians of our nation’s healthcare continue todecline—with deadly consequences. This is a story that has not yetbeen told, and one that has dangerous repercussions for allAmericans.With the rate of nurse practitioner and physician assistantgraduates exceeding that of physician graduates, if you are notalready being treated by a non-physician, chances are, you soonwill be. While advocates for these professions insist that researchshows that they can provide the same care as physicians, patientsdo not know the whole truth: that there are no credible scientificstudies to support the safety and efficacy of non-physicianspracticing without physician supervision.Written by two physicians who have witnessed the decline ofmedical expertise over the last twenty years, this data-driven bookinterweaves heart-rending true patient stories with hard data,showing how patients have been sacrificed for profit by thesubstitution of non-physician practitioners. Adding a dimensionneglected by modern healthcare critiques such as An AmericanSickness, this book provides a roadmap for patients to protectthemselves from medical harm.