California Society of Anesthesiologists
Dec 10, 2020
"...a critical analysis of the available literature (scant as it is), debunking the myth that non-physician providers save money and improve access to care. They review the studies that are frequently quoted by nursing leadership to support these claims, and find the studies to have been misquoted and misinterpreted."
"This is a deep dive into a troubling trend in US healthcare and a must-read for anyone with an interest in healthcare policy and patient advocacy."
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Karen S. Sibert MD FASA
“Until I read the book “Patients at Risk” by Niran Al-Agba, MD, and Rebekah Bernard, MD, I had no idea how little breadth or depth there might be to a nurse practitioner's education. “
From the back cover....
Al-Agba and Bernard tell a frightening story that insiders know all too well. As mega corporations push for efficiency and tout consumer focused retail services, American healthcare is being dumbed down to the point of no return. It's a story that many media outlets are missing and one that puts you and your family's health at real risk.
--John Irvine, Deductible Media
Laced with actual patient cases, the book’s data and patterns of large corporations replacing physicians with non-physician practitioners, despite the vast difference in training is enlightening and astounding. The authors' extensively researched book methodically lays out the problems of our changing medical care landscape and solutions to ensure quality care.
--Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD
A masterful job of bringing to light a rapidly growing issue of what should be great concern to all of us: the proliferation of non-physician practitioners that work predominantly inside algorithms rather than applying years of training, clinical knowledge, and experience. Instead of a patient-first mentality, we are increasingly met with the sad statement of Profits Over Patients, echoed by hospitals and health insurance companies.
--John M. Chamberlain, MHA, LFACHE, Board Chairman, Citizen Health
A must read for patients attempting to navigate today’s healthcare marketplace.
--Brian Wilhelmi MD, JD, FASA