Utilization of nurse practitioners to increase patient access to primary healthcare in Canada--thinking outside the box.

@article{DiCenso2010UtilizationON,
  title={Utilization of nurse practitioners to increase patient access to primary healthcare in Canada--thinking outside the box.},
  author={Alba DiCenso and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault and Julia Abelson and Ruth Martin-Misener and Sharon Kaasalainen and Nancy Carter and Patricia Harbman and Faith Donald and Denise Bryant-Lukosius and Kelley Kilpatrick},
  journal={Nursing leadership},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 Spec No 2010},
  pages={239-59}
}
In the past decade, all Canadian provinces and territories have launched various team-based primary healthcare initiatives designed to improve access and continuity of care. Nurse practitioners (NPs) are increasingly becoming integral members of primary healthcare teams across the country. This paper draws on the results of a scoping review of the literature and qualitative key informant interviews conducted for a decision support synthesis about advanced practice nursing in Canada. We describe… CONTINUE READING

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