What are the pros and cons of requiring patients to enter the health care system through an initial gatekeeper health care provider (e.g., primary care physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant)?

Assignment Details

  • Are there advantages to a primary-care based health system?
  • Can this type of system be best controlled through managed care?
  • What are the pros and cons of requiring patients to enter the health care system through an initial gatekeeper health care provider (e.g., primary care physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant)?

Please share any personal experiences you feel are relevant to the discussion.

Deliverable Length:  Main post: 300 words (minimum);