Medex program found to be increasing MD efficiency

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  • Newspaper article appearing in the Hospital Tribune on November 1, 1971 stating that "Medex, specially trained assistants, have increased the doctor's capacity to provide patient care by more than 50% according to Dr. Richard A. Smith, Associate Professor of Health Sciences at the University of Washington." The article describes the need for Medex trained personnel and indicates that six medical schools had established Medex programs with 84 Medex graduates in practice or preceptorships in 14 states. "Various kinds of health manpower can be trained utilizing the Medex approach, using nurses, former military corpsmen or persons without previous medical training" says Smith.
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