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Family Planning Perspectives. 1981 Jan-Feb; 13(1):19-22.Nurse practitioners have become a major and virtually indispensable resource for women coming to clinics for family planning services. This new study of Planned Parenthood clinics shows that nurse practitioners serve more than 3/5 of all patients, at a cost considerably below that of physician care. (An estimated 3 million dollars a year is saved by using nurse practitioners.) These health workers insert IUDs and prescribe oral contraceptives and various other medications. Most have had between 12 and 18 weeks of formal training in family planning in addition to their nursing education. Salaries of nurse practitioners are only about 1/2 those of physicians in Planned Parenthood clinics. (Author's)
The international effort to strengthen organizational and managerial competence in national family planning programs.
In: The Role of Universities in Improving the Management of Population Programs. L. Gooch, ed. Chapel Hill, N.C., School of Public Health, and Carolina Population Center, 1974, pp. 99-133Add to my documents.