Do we even need doctors?

It seems that everywhere we look in health care, parts of a doctor’s role are being done by other health professionals. To be honest, evidence shows patients quite like being seen by nurse practitioners. What do we have to object to if a good pharmacist gives a vaccine, or recommends an appropriate medication, if it saves us some time to see other patients? Is there more to our objections than a turf war? Most of us work in successful teams of health care professionals every day. In my work at an Aboriginal Medical Service, the Aboriginal Health Workers hear things…
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