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How do surgical residents and non-physician practitioners play together in the sandbox?

Authors
  • Resnick, Andrew S
  • Todd, Barbara A
  • Mullen, James L
  • Morris, Jon B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current surgery
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2006
Volume
63
Issue
2
Pages
155–164
Identifiers
PMID: 16520122
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Implementation of the 80-hour workweek and introduction of NPs and PAs onto the inpatient surgical services has altered resident education at the authors' institution. Although overall most residents view the addition of NPPs to the clinical services as positive, there are concerns about the program. Although hired to fill the void left by decreasing labor hours of residents, NPPs do not necessarily have the same goals as surgery residents and there is confusion about how NPPs fit into the hierarchy of the traditional surgical team.

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