Do we really need doctors?

If we have physician assistants and nurse practitioners, do we need doctors?

What is the fundamental role of the doctor?

David Loxterkamp (medical director, Seaport Community Health Center, Belfast, Maine) writes an interesting letter to BMJ about this.

Read it for yourself  (895 words; @ 3 minutes) by following this link: What a doctor is good for

And let us know what you think!

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6894 (Published 19 November 2014)

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