Labor market outcomes of granting full professional independence to nurse practitioners
Tianyuan Luo (),
Cesar Escalante () and
Carmina E. Taylor
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Tianyuan Luo: Xi’an Jiaotong University
Carmina E. Taylor: University of Edinburgh
Journal of Regulatory Economics, 2021, vol. 60, issue 1, No 2, 22-54
Abstract Faced with an impending shortage of physicians, the U.S. healthcare industry’s capability and capacity to meet its growing clientele’s needs rely on finding reliable alternative primary care providers. This study examines how professional independence granted to nurse practitioners could change their labor market outcomes and help alleviate the shortage crisis. The study finds that full scope-of-practice laws increase nursing practitioners’ working time allocation, particularly in administrative and consultation tasks. This study’s findings clarify how full scope-of-practice could enhance nurse practitioners’ involvement and professional contributions in healthcare industry, especially benefitting regions and populations that are underserved.
Keywords: Scope-of-practice law; Nurse practitioners; Working time; Hourly wage (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J31 J44 L51 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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