Emergency NP model of care in an Australian emergency department

Jennings, Natasha, Gardner, Glenn E., O'Reilly, Gerard, & Mitra, Biswadev (2015) Emergency NP model of care in an Australian emergency department. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11(8), pp. 774-781.

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Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of nurse practitioner service on key emergency department indicators. A pragmatic randomized controlled trial was conducted. Patients were randomly assigned to standard emergency department care or nurse practitioner care. The outcome measures reported were comparisons on key service indicators. There were 260 patients enrolled in the study, 128 receiving standard emergency department medical care and 130 receiving nurse practitioner care. There were no significant differences between the 2 groups regarding waiting times, length of stay, numbers of patients who left, patient representations within 48 hours, and the use of evidence-based guidelines. © 2015 Elsevier Inc.

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ID Code: 96125
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: emergency service; nurse practitioners; quality of health care; randomized controlled trial
DOI: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2015.05.008
ISSN: 1878-058X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 15 Jun 2016 04:00
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2016 21:53

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