Author: Jackson, D.

Deriving Consensus on the Characteristics of Advanced Practice Nursing: Meta-Summary of more than 2 Decades of Research

Background: Over recent decades, there has been considerable research and debate about essential features of advanced nursing practice and differences among various categories of advanced practice nurses. Objectives: This study aimed to derive an integrative description of the defining characteristics of advanced practice nursing through a meta-summary of the existing literature. Methods: A three-phase approach […]

Outcomes, safety, and resource utilization in a collaborative care birth center program compared with traditional physician-based perinatal care

Objective: We compared outcomes, safety, and resource utilization in a collaborative management birth center model of perinatal care versus traditional physician-based care. Methods: We studied 2957 low-risk, low-income women: 1808 receiving collaborative care and 1149 receiving traditional care. Results: Major antepartum (adjusted risk difference [RD] = −0.5%; 95% confidence interval [CI] = −2.5, 1.5), intrapartum […]