Advanced Practice Nurse Outcomes 1990–2008

A Systematic Review

Robin P. Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC; Julie Stanik-Hutt, PhD, ACNP, CCNS, FAAN; Kathleen M. White, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN; Meg Johantgen, PhD, RN; Eric B. Bass, MD, MPH; George Zangaro, PhD, RN; Renee F. Wilson, MS; Lily Fountain, MS, CNM, RN; Donald M. Steinwachs, PhD; Lou Heindel, DNP, CRNA; Jonathan P. Weiner, PhD

Disclosures

Nurs Econ. 2011;29(5):230-250. 

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Results

Across the four APRN groups, 107 studies met inclusion criteria (NP, 49; CNS, 22; CNM, 23; CRNA, 4; and CNS and NP combined, 9). Based on the decision to focus on outcomes with at least three supporting studies, 69 studies (20 RCTs and 49 observational studies) were included in outcome aggregation. The summary of studies and overall strength of evidence grades are included for NPs in Table 4a, CNMs in Table 4b, and CNSs in Table 4c. A summary of the aggregated outcomes are included for NPs in Table 5a, CNMs in Table 5b, and CNSs in Table 5c.

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