Physician - nurse practitioner teams in chronic disease management: the impact on costs, clinical effectiveness, and patients' perception of care.

@article{Litaker2003PhysicianN,
  title={Physician - nurse practitioner teams in chronic disease management: the impact on costs, clinical effectiveness, and patients' perception of care.},
  author={D. G. Litaker and Lorraine Mion and Loretta Planavsky and Christopher Kippes and Neil Mehta and Joseph P Frolkis},
  journal={Journal of interprofessional care},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={223-37}
}
Increasing demand to deliver and document therapeutic and preventive care sharpens the need for disease management strategies that accomplish these goals efficiently while preserving quality of care. The purpose of this study was to compare selected outcomes for a new chronic disease management program involving a nurse practitioner - physician team with those of an existing model of care. One hundred fifty-seven patients with hypertension and diabetes mellitus were randomly assigned to their… CONTINUE READING
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