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Impact of Nurse Practitioner Practice Regulations on Rural Population Health Outcomes

Authors
  • Ortiz, Judith
  • Hofler, Richard
  • Bushy, Angeline
  • Lin, Yi-ling
  • Khanijahani, Ahmad
  • Bitney, Andrea
Publication Date
Jun 15, 2018
Source
MDPI
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Language
English
License
Green
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Abstract

states). Results: After matching, no statistically significant difference was found in patient outcomes for RHCs in reduced practice states compared to those in restricted practice states. Yet, expanded scope of practice may improve provider supply, healthcare access and utilization, and quality of care (Martsolf et al., 2016). Conclusions: Although this study found no significant relationship between Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) scope of practice and select patient outcome variables, there are strong indications that the quality of patient outcomes is not reduced when the scope of practice is expanded.

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