Thursday, November 17, 2011

Adding A Nurse Practitioner To Hospital Staff Can Reduce Unnecessary Emergency Department Visits

With national nurse practitioner week coming to an end, we thought it would be appropriate to share with all of you research that demonstrates the positive impact nurse practitioners can have on patient care and efficiency.

Last week, in a newly released study published in Surgery, researchers at Loyola University Health System found that adding a nurse practitioner to a busy hospital staff can decrease preventable emergency department visits. Additionally, the researchers also found that the addition of the nurse practitioner to the hospital staff resulted in an improved use of resources and financial benefits for the health system.

Click here to read the full news article.

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