A randomised controlled trial evaluating outcomes of emergency nurse practitioner service

Jennings, Natasha A. (2015) A randomised controlled trial evaluating outcomes of emergency nurse practitioner service. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

The emergency nurse practitioner role was developed as an innovative and cost effective approach to meet increasing patient demand for health care. This thesis is the first contemporary study to evaluate clinical outcomes of the role within a complex systems-intervention framework. Emergency nurse practitioner service effectiveness was demonstrated through superior performance in delivery of timely analgesia for emergency department patients. The results validate nurse practitioner service as being able to demonstrate comparable outcomes. This research provides a much-needed evidence base supporting nurse practitioner service and its role in the changing health system and the reform agenda for service innovation.

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ID Code: 83968
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Gardner, Glenn & Osborne, Sonya
Additional Information: Recipient of 2015 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award
Keywords: nurse practitioner, randomised controlled trial, pain, emergency services, quality, ODTA
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 16 Jun 2015 02:42
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2016 00:27

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