20. Advanced Nursing Practice Roles.

AHRQ NAC Briefing Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing Report

On November 4, 2011, Nancy Donaldson, Jan Wyatt made this presentation at the meeting of the National Advisory Council (NAC).

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  • Evidence: More than 10 studies show equivalent patient outcomes when care is provided by APRN or MD for certain services
    • Includes two Cochrane reviews.
    • Randomized clinical trial published in JAMA.
    • Office of Technology Assessment.
  • No studies show care is better in states that do not allow APRNs to practice to full extent of education and training.

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Internet Citation: 20. Advanced Nursing Practice Roles.: AHRQ NAC Briefing Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing Report. November 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2011-11-nac/donaldson_wyatt/donaldsl20.html