A modest proposal: nurse practitioners to improve clinical quality and financial viability in critical access hospitals.

@article{Marsh2012AMP,
  title={A modest proposal: nurse practitioners to improve clinical quality and financial viability in critical access hospitals.},
  author={Leslie Marsh and Donna K Diers and Allan Jenkins},
  journal={Policy, politics & nursing practice},
  year={2012},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={184-94}
}
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 sustainability. Nurse practitioners' scope of practice is well suited to the needs of rural patients, and their ability to participate in expanding… CONTINUE READING