05/16/2013 02:44 pm ET Updated Jul 16, 2013

Doctors Doubt Nurses' Skills, Survey Finds


Nurse practitioners are staffing retail health clinics, diagnosing and treating ills from strep throat to conjunctivitis. They're giving flu shots and prescribing drugs. And the influential Institute of Medicine says they should not only work side by side with physicians, but replace them in some cases.

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