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The number of clinicians specializing in nursing home care increased by 33.7% from 2012 to 2015, although nursing home specialists made up only 21% of nursing home clinicians in 2015. Most of these specialists were advanced practitioners (physician assistants and nurse practitioners) delivering post-acute care. The change in number of nursing home specialists varied significantly by geographic region.
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Nursing home, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, post-acute care, long term care, Medicare
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Kira L. Ryskina, Daniel Polsky, Rachel M. Werner. Physicians and Advanced Practitioners Specializing in Nursing Home Care, 2012- 2015. JAMA. 2017;318(20):2040–2042. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13378
Date Posted: 04 December 2017