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


Nurs Econ. 2011;29(5):230-250. 

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The ideal health system comprises multiple providers who communicate with and are accountable to each other to deliver coordinated care (Shih & Fund, 2008). This systematic review supports a high level of evidence that APRNs provide safe, effective, quality care to a number of specific populations in a variety of settings. APRNs, in partnership with physicians and other providers, have a significant role in the promotion of health. American health care professionals will need to move forward with evidence-based and more collaborative models of care delivery to promote national unified health goals.


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