Policy, politics & nursing practice
Rural health care has achieved a new focus of attention with the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This article argues that nurse practitioners may be an important resource to help rural hospitals, especially critical access hospitals (CAH), achieve their mission of community service while protecting their always-delicate financial sustaina...
International Journal of Emergency Medicine
BackgroundEmergency department (ED) visits in the US have risen dramatically over the past 2 decades. In order to meet the growing demand, mid-level providers (MLPs) – both physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) – were introduced into emergency care. Our objective was to test the hypothesis that MLP usage in US EDs continues to ri...
London journal of primary care
Background Case management has been advocated as a method of optimising the care of patients with complex problems and reducing inappropriate use of hospital services, but its impact to date has been limited. It is not known whether case management earlier in the development of complex problems will be more effective. Aim To develop a case manageme...
Journal of multidisciplinary healthcare
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive and debilitating but preventable and treatable disease characterized by cough, phlegm, dyspnea, and fixed or incompletely reversible airway obstruction. Most patients with COPD rely on primary care practices for COPD management. Unfortunately, only about 55% of US outpatients with COPD r...
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Women's health nurses and nurse practitioners have a unique opportunity to provide high-quality primary and preventive care and play a critical role in coordinating and delivering effective contraceptive methods. The strategies and techniques that they routinely employ during counseling and education can help improve women's adoption and appropriat...
Journal of central nervous system disease
Time sensitive acute stroke treatments and the growing shortage of vascular neurologists compound to create a gap in the delivery of care to meet the American Stroke Association guidelines in underserviced regions. Audio/video consultation (telemedicine), which has been evolving since the late 1990's, is a putative solution. While telemedicine can ...
The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Nurse practitioner management of acute in-hours care requests, including home visits, appears feasible in practice and merits further assessment.
Journal of the history of medicine and allied sciences
This work posits how medical history might be conceptualized if nurses and nursing history was used as the analytical lens. Nursing is seen not as a separate part or subsection of medical history, but rather one that is deeply embedded in the relationships and social order of clinical practice. Nursing is an analytical category in and of itself. By...
Journal of substance abuse treatment
Office-based buprenorphine places health care providers in a unique position to combine HIV and drug treatment in the primary care setting. However, federal legislation restricts nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) from prescribing buprenorphine, which may limit its potential for uptake and inhibit the role of these nonphysicia...
Annals of family medicine
Family practices employing NPs performed better than those with physicians only and those employing PAs, especially with regard to diabetes process measures. The reasons for these differences are not clear.