AMA is leading the charge to stop scope creep
Patients deserve care led by physicians—the most highly educated, trained and skilled health care professionals. Learn how the AMA is fighting scope creep that threatens patient safety.
We are your powerful ally in patient care
Patients prefer physicians
They don't just want to see physicians leading their health care team, they expect it.
Nonphysician care can cost more
One health system partner’s value-based care journey illustrates the power of data analysis.
Access to care is not improved
Studies have shown that scope of practice expansions do not significantly expand access to care.
91% of patients said that a physician’s years of education and training are vital to optimal patient care, especially in the event of a complication or medical emergency.
Advocating for you
For over 30 years, the AMA’s state and federal advocacy efforts have safeguarded the practice of medicine by opposing inappropriate scope expansions by NPs and other nonphysicians.