Are those NPs taking anything away from the MDs? Probably not. I have not seen this specifically but I would imagine they just make life easier by doing a lot of the simple tasks for the low acuity patients and help a ton with the social aspects like working with the social workers on SNFs and such. I could be wrong but just my guess.I was thinking Neuro would be too complex for encroachment but I seem to see a lot of NPs on stroke service. Is this the norm or is Neuro relatively safe from midlevels?