CVD Care Among Provider Type: 'Comparable but Low': VA Study
"Patients who were seen by nonphysicians were more likely to have their BP controlled, whereas those who saw physicians were significantly more likely to receive a beta-blocker or to have cholesterol control through LDL-C monitoring or use of statins.
'These were very important factors to be modified, and one group may do better than the other on certain measures. But both categories of providers have a lot of work to do,' lead author Dr Salim S Virani.
'I think in the future, a model with physicians and nonphysicians working together will be good, especially for patients with a lot of chronic disease that will require management,' added Virani."