How does nurse practitioner care compare to physician care?

There have been over 100 studies of nurse practitioner practice by both nursing and medicine and not a single one has shown any negative impact on patients or patients’ healthcare when nurse practitioner’s care has been compared to physician care. Nurse practitioner care has been shown to be equivalent to and, in some cases, even superior to physician care.

Nurse practitioners receive consistently high marks for patient satisfaction in every study done to date. The results of some of these studies can be found on the web site of The Center for Nursing Advocacy.

Nurse Practitioner practice will continue to grow and evolve just as healthcare continues to evolve in order to meet the needs of those it serves. A Nurse Practitioner’s Guide to Smart Health Choices shows that there are many roads up the mountain and many different guides who can help you reach the summit. If you will surround yourself with people you trust, you will reach your destination and have a safer and more pleasant journey.

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