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Adding Nurse Practitioner Reduces Unnecessary Emergency Department Visits, Study Finds

 

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From the 5 November Science Daily article

Adding a nurse practitioner (NP) to a busy hospital staff can decrease unnecessary emergency department (ED) visits, according to a study published in the latest issue of Surgery by researchers at Loyola University Health System. Researchers found that the nurse practitioner reduced ED visits by improving the continuity in care and troubleshooting problems for patients. The addition of an NP also resulted in an improved use of resources and financial benefits for the health system….

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November 14, 2011 - Posted by | Medical and Health Research News | ,

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