mid-level provider


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mid-level provider

A popular term for a healthcare provider (e.g., nurse practitioner, physician assistant, etc.) whose activities are directed and/or dictated by a supervising physician, on whom liability for those activities rests.
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mid-level provider

A category of health care professionals that includes physician assistants, nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, and nurse practitioners. Synonym: mid-level practitioner
See also: provider
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Therefore, primary care physicians sometimes view mid-level providers as competitors rather than allies and partners.
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THE papers in this journal issue are about innovative efforts to increase access to skilled reproductive health care, particularly in resource-poor settings, either 1) where physicians are in short supply, or 2) when physicians are not needed because the skills involved in a procedure have been simplified to the point where trained mid-level providers can carry them out instead.
This paper reviews the literature on this topic and documents existing programmes for task shifting anaesthesia services to mid-level providers in South Asia to increase access to emergency obstetric care and reduce maternal mortality.
Ask ff the group shares responsibility on derisions such as hiring a new physician or mid-level provider, or installing a $50,000 phone system.