Care directed by a specialty-trained nurse practioner or physician assistant can overcome clinical inertia in management of inpatient diabetes.

@article{Mackey2014CareDB,
  title={Care directed by a specialty-trained nurse practioner or physician assistant can overcome clinical inertia in management of inpatient diabetes.},
  author={Patricia A Mackey and Mary Ellen Boyle and Patricia M Walo and Janna C. Castro and Meng-Ru Cheng and Curtiss B. Cook},
  journal={Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={112-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The study's objective was to determine the impact of care directed by a specialty-trained nurse practitioner (NP) or physician assistant (PA) on use of basal-bolus insulin therapy and glycemic control in a population of noncritically ill patients with diabetes. METHODS A retrospective review of diabetes patients evaluated between July 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011 was conducted. Patients cotreated by a specialty-trained NP/PA were compared with patients who did not receive such care… CONTINUE READING