Literature Type: Editorial/Opinion


Embracing the Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse in the Perinatal Setting

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Update on Midlevel Provider Utilization in U.S. Emergency Departments, 2006 to 2009

Objectives: Previous studies have noted a sharp increase in utilization of physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs), up to 13% of all U.S. emergency department (ED) visits in 2005. The authors sought to reevaluate utilization and visit acuity for these midlevel providers (MLPs) in U.S. EDs from 2006 to 2009. Methods: This was a […]

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An Extended Role for Physician Extenders

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The Physician Assistant

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Research on Nurse Practitioners: Process behind the Outcome?

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Say Physician Extender Use can have Impact on Cost Control

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The Study of Physician Extenders in Primary Care

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New Roles for Personnel in Hospitals: Physician Extenders

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A Nurse Practitioner in a Family Practice Residency: Role Description and Impact on Continuity of the Practitioner-Patient Relationship

The nurse practitioner and physician’s assistant are new health practitioners providing primary health care. When teamed with family physicians, these new health practitioners can extend patient services. Family physicians should be trained to work with new health practitioners effectively. Presented is a model where a nurse practitioner and family practice residents work as co-practitioners in […]

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The Role of Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses in Geriatric Care

GAPNs have a significant role to play in the care of older people. They provide focused health screening, counseling, crisis intervention, and comprehensive care to this population. They serve as important advocates in directing appropriate utilization of resources and making referrals that promote continuity of care geared to the needs of older adults. GAPNs provide […]

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