Breaking the Scope of Practice Taboo: Where a Multidisciplinary Approach and Cost-Effectiveness Come Together

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Nicholas Chadi


cost-effectiveness, multidisciplinary, scope of practice


In a context of growing needs, aging demographics and limited resources, redefining scope of practice rules for physicians appears as a promising solution to help overcome some of the current challenges in healthcare. Based on recent examples from the medical literature, this article illustrates how a strong multidisciplinary integration of physicians and nurses, pharmacists and physician assistants represents a concrete and innovative way to increase cost-effectiveness of healthcare systems.