AMA Endorse Doc-Led Team-Based Care

According to an article in Forbes, the American Medical Association (AMA) may endorse physician-led team-based care. The AMA would like physicians to serve as the “quarterbacks” of healthcare teams-a stance that is somewhat controversial due to the fact that other healthcare professionals such as physician assistants and nurse practitioners are starting to expand their roles in healthcare. The AMA believes “physician-led care teams” to have the most potential for American healthcare. Other medical professional groups such as the American Association of Nurse Practitioners argue that team-based care should instead be “a multi-disciplinary, non-hierarchical collaborative centered around a patient’s needs.”

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