Nurse practitioner and physician assistant scope of practice in 118 acute care hospitals.

@article{Kartha2014NursePA,
  title={Nurse practitioner and physician assistant scope of practice in 118 acute care hospitals.},
  author={Anand Kartha and Joseph D. Restuccia and James F. Burgess and Justin K Benzer and Justin M. Glasgow and Jason Hockenberry and David C. Mohr and Peter J Kaboli},
  journal={Journal of hospital medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={9 10},
  pages={
          615-20
        }
}
BACKGROUND Advanced practice providers (APPs), including nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are cost-effective substitutes for physicians, with similar outcomes in primary care and surgery. However, little is understood about APP roles in inpatient medicine. OBJECTIVE Describe APPs role in inpatient medicine. DESIGN Observational cross-sectional cohort study. SETTING One hundred twenty-four Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospitals. PARTICIPANTS Chiefs of… CONTINUE READING
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