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

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Nurs Econ. 2011;29(5):230-250. 

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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

For studies of CRNAs, no outcomes met the criteria for aggregation. Although numerous studies have reported on CRNA clinical interventions, very few studies have compared the outcomes of care involving CRNAs with other providers. Sparse data from single observational studies of low quality suggest equivalent complication rates and mortality when comparing care involving CRNAs with care involving only physicians.

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