Monday, July 8, 2013

NP/Physician Teams Improve Outcomes

A recent study at two primary care facilities in California focused on 1,084 patients who were screened for four chronic geriatric conditions: falls, urinary incontinence, dementia/Alzheimer's disease and depression. Six hundred and fifty eight of these patients had at least one condition; 485 of those were then randomly selected for medical review. Researchers found the percentage of quality indicators that were satisfied for patients whose cases were co-managed by a nurse practitioner and a physician was higher than for those seen only by a physician.

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