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The Institute of Medicine report of October, 2010: The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health
Other Institute of Medicine Reports: www.iom.edu/Reports.aspx
Study after study confirms that NP care is high quality, cost-effective, equivalent to that provided by physicians, and highly valued by patients. Selected references highlight these qualities:
1. Bakerjian, D. (2008). Care of nursing home residents by advanced practice nurses. A review of the literature. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 1(3), 177-185.
2. Brown, S.A. and Grimes, D.C. (1995). A meta-analysis of nurse practitioners and nurse midwives in primary care. Nursing Research, 44(6), 332-9.
3. Cooper, M.A., Lindsay, G.M., Kinn, S., Swann, I.J. (2002). Evaluating emergency nurse practitioner services: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 40(6), 771-730.
4. Horrocks, S., Anderson, E., and Salisbury, C. (2002). Systematic review of whether nurse practitioners working in primary care can provide equivalent care to doctors. British Medical Journal. 324, 819-823.
5. Laurant, M. et al. (2006). Substitution of doctors by nurses in primary care. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 1.
6. Lenz, E.R., Mundinger, M.O., Kane, R.L., Hopkins, S.C., and Lin, S.X. (2004). Primary care outcomes in patients treated by nurse practitioners or physicians: Two-year follow-up. Medical Care Research and Review, 61(3), 332-351.
7. Office of Technology Assessment (1986). Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse midwives: A policy analysis. Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office.