Role of nurses to expand in AustraliaBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7159.617a (Published 05 September 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:617
- Christopher Zinn
The medical profession is divided over pioneering plans in Australia to allow nurses to prescribe drugs and treat minor injuries in the bush, where there is an acute shortage of general practitioners.
New South Wales will be the first state to allow up to 40 nurse practitioners to perform a specified range of doctors' duties, …
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