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Study Revealed That Care From Nurse Practitioners Could Decrease Risk of Hospitalization

Posted on Sunday, November 15, 2015 7:10 PM

The National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality conducted a study showing diabetic patients who received primary care from NPs are less likely to be hospitalized than patients who received the same care from physicians. This study compared patients with a diabetic diagnosis from 2007-2010, who either received all of their care from NPs or all of their care from a generalist physician. The study contained results from 345,819 patients. The findings showed a 10% decrease in hospitalization for potentially preventable conditions for patients who received care from their NPs. Click here to read more from NAHC. Go Back