A couple of new articles over at Medscape highlight the role of Nurse Practitioners (and Physician’s Assistants) in patient care.
The Role of Nps and PAs with MDs in today’s care
A study from Loyola showed that surgical NPs reduced emergency room visits : here’s a link to the article abstract by Robles et al. (2011).
Reducing cardiovascular risk with NPs: the Coach trial
And yet again, Nurse Practitioners trump physicians in patient satisfaction surveys.
This is just a sampling of the articles featured over at Medscape’s NP perspective.
From the free-text files: a selection of articles showing the growing use of Nurse Practitioners around the world
Nurse practitioners improve quality of care in chronic kidney disease: two-year results of a randomised study. – a study from the Netherlands
A Parallel Thrombolysis Protocol with Nurse Practitioners As Coordinators Minimized Door-to-Needle Time for Acute Ischemic Stroke. A taiwanese study showing the impact of nurse practitioners in reducing door-to-needle time in acute coronary syndromes.
Helping patients attain and maintain asthma control: reviewing the role of the nurse practitioner.
Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and the utilisation of primary care in urban and regional settings. An Austrailian study discussing the impact of NPs in rural care.