Author: Kane, R.


Health Outcomes Among Patients Treated by Nurse Practitioners or Physicians

The study by Dr Mundinger and colleagues1¬†compared the health outcomes of patients treated by nurse practitioners to those treated by physicians in primary care settings that were similar in terms of responsibilities and patient panels. There was no description of the training of either the physicians or the nurses in the study, other than that […]

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Primary Care Outcomes in Patients Treated by Nurse Practitioners or Physicians: A Randomized Trial

Studies have suggested that the quality of primary care delivered by nurse practitioners is equal to that of physicians. However, these studies did not measure nurse practitioner practices that had the same degree of independence as the comparison physician practices, nor did previous studies provide direct comparison of outcomes for patients with nurse practitioner or […]

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Primary Care Outcomes in Patients treated by Nurse Practitioners or Physicians: Two-Year Follow-Up

This study reports results of the 2-year follow-up phase of a randomized study comparing outcomes of patients assigned to a nurse practitioner or a physician primary care practice. In the sample of 406 adults, no differences were found between the groups in health status, disease-specific physiologic measures, satisfaction or use of specialist, emergency room or […]

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Effects of a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner on Process and Outcome of Nursing Home Care

We compared measures of quality of care and health services utilization in 30 nursing homes employing geriatric nurse practitioners with those in 30 matched control homes. Information for this analysis came from reviews of samples of patient records drawn at comparable periods before and after the geriatric NPs were employed. The measures of geriatric nurse […]

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Impact of Geriatric Nurse Practitioners on Nursing-Home Residents’ Functional Status, Satisfaction, and Discharge Outcomes.

This study evaluated the impact of geriatric nurse practitioners (GNP) employed by nursing homes on quality of patient care and residents’ outcomes during a 12-month study period. Quality of care was assessed in standardized interviews of 525 residents in five nursing homes with GNPs and 323 residents in five other nursing homes without GNPs. Each […]

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