A new INQRI-funded study, which shows that retail clinics can reduce costs when Nurse Practioners (NPs) practice independently, is making headlines. The study, led by Joanne Spetz and Stephen Parente is in current issue of Health Affairs.
News media and blog coverage has included the Albuquerque Business Journal, which notes that New Mexico allows NPs autonomous practice. The study was also covered in The Lund Report and The Incidental Economist.
Additionally, the INQRI-coordinated study to examine whether public reporting laws are effective in encouraging hospitals to improve nurse staffing levels and improving patient outcomes is also receiving attention, recently being featured on News-Line.com.