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Excellent point of view in JAMA: The term “provider” should not be used

May 1, 2021

Beasley JW, Roberts RG, Goroll AH. Promoting Trust and Morale by Changing How the Word Provider Is Used: Encouraging Specificity and Transparency. JAMA. 2021;325(23):2343–2344. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.6046

This term comes from commerce and means delivery of commoditized services. The article supports terminologies more respectful for our profession, such as physician, clinician, or health care professional.

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