Emergency medicine services: interprofessional care trends.

@article{Hooker2008EmergencyMS,
  title={Emergency medicine services: interprofessional care trends.},
  author={Roderick S. Hooker and Daisha Jane Cipher and J. F. And Others Cawley and Debra Herrmann and Jasen Melson},
  journal={Journal of interprofessional care},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={167-78}
}
To understand trends in emergency medicine and interprofessional roles in delivering this care, we analyzed a 10-year period (1995-2004) by provider, patient characteristics, and diagnoses. The focus was on how doctors, physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) share emergency medicine visits. The National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey of over 1 billion "weighted" emergency room visits for 1995 to 2004 was analyzed. The majority of patients were female (53.2%); the mean… CONTINUE READING
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