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What primary health-care services are Australian consumers willing to accept from nurse practitioners? A National Survey

Rhian Parker, Laura Forrest, James McCracken, Ian Mcrae, Darlene Cox



BACKGROUND: Nurses are becoming increasingly important as providers of primary health care in Australia. In November 2010, Medicare provider rights and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme rights for nurse practitioners, working in private practice and in collaboration with a medical practitioner, were introduced in Australia. Although international evidence suggests that nurse practitioners would be appropriate and acceptable providers of care at the first point of contact, such as primary health care, there is little Australian evidence about what care consumers are willing to accept from nurse practitioners. OBJECTIVES: To ascertain what care Australian health-care consumers would accept from n..

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