Mid-Level Health Care Workers Score High Marks With Patients

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(Memphis) Apparently you don’t always have to see the doctor when you need care.

A new study finds mid-level health care workers, like midwives and nurses, are just as capable of taking care of patients.

In some cases, they could be even better than doctors at providing certain types of care.

Researchers say midwives who worked alone had fewer complications when they delivered babies.

They also had higher patient satisfaction.

The study also found nurses were just as good as doctors at providing prevention and treatment in various fields including heart disease and diabetes.