In a small survey of primary care patients in Michigan, 50% of patinets stated that they felt their doctors listened to them compared with 80% of nurse practitioners. What can we take away from this?
Nurse practitioners are doing a great job of providing patient centered care within a healthcare system that often rewards monetary productivity over patient satisfaction. Nurse practitioners can help alleviate the need for primary care providers in such a way that also results in quality customer service for patients. Keep up the good work!