The quality and effectiveness of care provided by nurse practitioners

Julie Stanik-Hutt, Robin Newhouse, Kathleen M. White, Meg Johantgen, Eric B. Bass, George Zangaro, Renee Wilson, Lily Fountain, Donald M. Steinwachs, Lou Heindel, Jonathan P. Weiner

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Abstract

Evidence regarding the impact of nurse practitioners (NPs) compared to physicians (MDs) on health care quality, safety, and effectiveness was systematically reviewed. Data from 37 of 27,993 articles published from 1990-2009 were summarized into 11 aggregated outcomes. Outcomes for NPs compared to MDs (or teams without NPs) are comparable or better for all 11 outcomes reviewed. A high level of evidence indicated better serum lipid levels in patients cared for by NPs in primary care settings. A high level of evidence also indicated that patient outcomes on satisfaction with care, health status, functional status, number of emergency department visits and hospitalizations, blood glucose, blood pressure, and mortality are similar for NPs and MDs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Volume9
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Nurse Practitioners
Quality of Health Care
Health Status
Blood Glucose
Hospital Emergency Service
Primary Health Care
Hospitalization
Blood Pressure
Physicians
Lipids
Safety
Mortality
Serum

Keywords

  • Nurse practitioners
  • Quality
  • Systematic review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fundamentals and skills
  • LPN and LVN

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Stanik-Hutt, J., Newhouse, R., White, K. M., Johantgen, M., Bass, E. B., Zangaro, G., ... Weiner, J. P. (2013). The quality and effectiveness of care provided by nurse practitioners. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 9(8). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2013.07.004

The quality and effectiveness of care provided by nurse practitioners. / Stanik-Hutt, Julie; Newhouse, Robin; White, Kathleen M.; Johantgen, Meg; Bass, Eric B.; Zangaro, George; Wilson, Renee; Fountain, Lily; Steinwachs, Donald M.; Heindel, Lou; Weiner, Jonathan P.

In: Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Vol. 9, No. 8, 09.2013.

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Stanik-Hutt, J, Newhouse, R, White, KM, Johantgen, M, Bass, EB, Zangaro, G, Wilson, R, Fountain, L, Steinwachs, DM, Heindel, L & Weiner, JP 2013, 'The quality and effectiveness of care provided by nurse practitioners', Journal for Nurse Practitioners, vol. 9, no. 8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2013.07.004
Stanik-Hutt, Julie ; Newhouse, Robin ; White, Kathleen M. ; Johantgen, Meg ; Bass, Eric B. ; Zangaro, George ; Wilson, Renee ; Fountain, Lily ; Steinwachs, Donald M. ; Heindel, Lou ; Weiner, Jonathan P. / The quality and effectiveness of care provided by nurse practitioners. In: Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 2013 ; Vol. 9, No. 8.
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