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How scope creep is pushing beyond primary care

Dermatology, emergency medicine and anesthesia are just three specialty areas in which undermining physician-led care is endangering patient safety.

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Physicians and nonphysicians: What are the differences?

MD, DO. OD, PA, NP, PhD, PsyD, CRNA. OK—confused yet? Explore what distinguishes physicians from other members of the health care team.

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Here’s the top state issue keeping doctors up at night in 2024

Nearly 90% of survey respondents list scope of practice expansions as No. 1 priority. Learn how the AMA helped defeat over 100 such bills last year.

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In health care settings, keep “doctor” title for physicians

Professionals with doctorates in nursing practice have sued for the right to be called doctor. Find out why the AMA and others are fighting back.

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AMA in Action: Fighting scope creep
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Advocacy in action: Fighting scope creep

Inappropriate scope-of-practice expansions threaten patient safety. Patients deserve care led by physicians, and the AMA’s here to stop scope creep. 

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Scope of practice challenges and a model for team-based care with Michael Suk, MD, JD, MPH, MBA [Podcast]

The AMA Update covers a range of health care topics affecting the lives of physicians and patients. Learn more about scope of practice challenges.

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AMA Update for Jan. 3, 2024: Scope of practice challenges and a model for team-based care with Michael Suk, MD, JD, MPH, MBA
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Scope of practice challenges and a model for team-based care with Michael Suk, MD, JD, MPH, MBA

The AMA Update covers a range of health care topics affecting the lives of physicians and patients. Learn more about scope of practice challenges.

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AMA Update
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What doctors wish patients knew about scope of practice

Every health professional plays an essential role on the patient care team, but doctors must lead it. Learn why scope of practice matters to patients.

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What Doctors Wish Patients Knew™
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8 things we learned about scope creep this year

Inappropriately expanding scope of practice for nonphysician providers costs millions and lowers the quality of care. Explore the latest with the AMA.

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