The shortage of rheumatologists is already here—and it’s getting worse. By 2030, the demand for rheumatology services will increase dramatically, but 50% of today’s rheumatologists will have retired. At the same time, the overall numbers of NPs and PAs will increase by 30%. So if the rheumatologist workforce is decreasing, but the NP/PA workforce is increasing, the “win-win” is to attract more NPs and PAs to rheumatology practice. In this series of three video roundtables, an expert panel will discuss how rheumatologists and NPs/PAs can collaborate to provide optimal care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis.
This activity was developed in collaboration with the Association of Women in Rheumatology (AWIR).