A pair of former senators predicted that limited access to healthcare in rural states will be a significant issue for voters in the 2020 elections. The president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners argues that NPs are the answer to healthcare provider shortages.
Researchers identified possible solutions to combat the projected decrease in access to health care because of the aging rural physician workforce, including expanding medical education programs in rural hospitals, increasing salaries for physicians in rural areas, and increasing utilization of the care offered by the growing nurse practitioner workforce.
Researchers from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation conducted a secret shopper study to measure the number of primary care appointments scheduled with advanced providers before, during, and after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Researchers sought to gain insight into how substitution of elderly care physicians by nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or registered nurses in nursing homes contributed to the perceived quality of healthcare.
Researchers conducted a survey to assess the specific development/training and resource needs for preceptors who work with NP students and to determine whether preceptors use structured clinical teaching methodologies.
Researchers conducted a literature review of studies on bipolar disorder and bipolar depression to assist NPs in identifying patients with bipolar depression and improving the timeliness of treating the condition.