Nurse practitioners' effectiveness in NICU.

  title={Nurse practitioners' effectiveness in NICU.},
  author={J. Michael Schultz and Gregory S. Liptak and Joanne Fioravanti},
  journal={Nursing management},
  volume={25 10},
The effectiveness of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NNPs) in a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was evaluated by using a retrospective medical records review. Two groups of infants received care in a Transitional Care Unit (TCU), one by house officers and the second cared for by NNPs. Medical diagnoses, lengths of stay, hospital charges, discharge/transfer disposition and hospital readmissions were studied. No differences were found in DRG codes, discharge disposition, hospital… CONTINUE READING

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