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clinician

 [klĭ-nish´an]
an expert clinical practitioner and teacher.
nurse clinician see nurse clinician.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cli·ni·cian

(klin-ish'ŭn),
A health professional engaged in the care of patients, as distinguished from one working in other areas of practice.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

clinician

(klĭ-nĭsh′ən)
n.
A health professional, such as a physician, psychologist, or nurse, who is directly involved in patient care, as distinguished from one who does only research or administrative work.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

clinician

A qualified healthcare professional in the UK.

Examples
Doctor, nurse, midwife, pharmacist, psychologist, allied health professional—e.g. dietician, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, podiatrist, and speech and language therapist. Also social workers/care managers if they are part of the team providing direct patient care.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

clinician

A health care professional–physician, physician assistant, or nurse–involved in active Pt management. See Primary mental health care clinician, Staff clinician. Cf Academician.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cli·ni·cian

(klin-ish'ŭn)
A health care professional engaged in the care of patients, as distinguished from one working in other areas.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

clinician

Any doctor, of any speciality, dealing directly with patients.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

cli·ni·cian

(klin-ish'ŭn)
A health care professional engaged in the care of patients.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Rural practices also staff nonphysician clinicians (NPs and PAs) more frequently--nearly 70 percent of these practices have at least one nonphysician provider.
(5.) While 7.7 percent of RHCs reported no nonphysician clinicians, our measure does not capture Certified Nurse Midwives--who can fulfill the requirement.
The advent of managed care has led to an increase in the number of nonphysician clinicians, specifically clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, who work as physician extenders in radiation therapy in the United States.
Roles of nonphysician clinicians as autonomous providers of patient care.
Current and projected workforce of nonphysician clinicians. JAMA, 280, 788-794.
Because of the differences in years and content of training, patients with complex problems, multiple diagnoses, or difficult management challenges will be best served by internists and other physician specialists who work with a team that may include nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other nonphysician clinicians.
In the United States, nonphysician clinicians, including advanced practice clinicians, are playing increasingly important roles as providers of health care.
The researchers based this conclusion on a workforce-planning model that analyzes four trends: economic expansion, population growth, the work effort of physicians (including aging of the workforce), and services provided by nonphysician clinicians. The contributions of nonphysician clinicians more than compensate for changes in physician work effort.
Options to fill the shortfall include redesigning service delivery, increasing fellowship positions and the use of nonphysician clinicians, and having primary care physicians provide more care for patients in remission.
Nonphysician clinicians are another clinical group with increasing scope of practice and prescriptive privileges.