DBTrek wrote:Ah, so we’re still licensing doctors, they just don’t need a MD.
Can I have a license?
Nurse practitioners can do at least half the work that MDs currently do. Most of the minor, every day shit that a general practitioner doctor does can actually be done by a nurse practitioner.
It would be more efficient if doctors focused on more important problems.
You could open the VA hospitals to the public and just have a system where people walk in and get assigned a practitioner on the spot, and pick up prescriptions on the way out. If we ever go to a universal health care system, we could actually do just that so that you can use the government hospital without having to make a co-pay for most minor things. That would drastically cut down the costs. But for something you find important, you can still go to a private doctor and specialists.