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Nurses, Midwives, and PAs Fill Gap as Abortion Providers

Posted almost 4 years ago by Nicholas M Perrino

"Elizabeth Nash, a senior state issues associate at the Guttmacher Institute, said the study's goal was to investigate whether advanced practice clinicians would be 'appropriate providers of services' by running a test case and evaluating the outcomes.

'What it looks like here is that abortion opponents are just unhappy that the data came back and showed that advanced practice clinicians provide safe and effective services,' she said.

Nash added that Weitz's research 'stands on it's own' regardless of her perspective on abortion.

Nash emphasized the 'very, very low' complication rates for abortion."

Is the study biased and skewed, or, are outcomes of advanced practice providers equivalent for these types of procedures to their physician counterparts?