Laura Kline, MBA, CPCU is the Senior Vice President of Business Development at The Doctors Company. She predicts "APCs will be critical to access care."
We asked our readers and some members of our editorial advisory board to make predictions for 2024. Here's what Laura Kline, MBA, CPCU had to say:
“Through 2030, Conning strategic studies show that the number of physicians is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of less than 1%, while the CAGR for nurse practitioners and physician assistants is forecast at 6.8% and 4.3%, respectively. Advanced practice clinicians (APCs) are among the fasting growing of all professions and their numbers are expected to double over this decade. In a time of present and predicted physician shortages, an approach of thoughtfully structuring care teams to build in roles for APCs will be critical to expanding access to care, containing costs, relieving burdens for beleaguered physicians and continuing to provide high-quality and attentive care.”