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Are service and patient indicators different in the presence or absence of nurse practitioners? the EDPRAC cohort study of Australian emergency departments

Middleton, Sandy; Gardner, Glenn; Gardner, Anne; Considine, Julie; Fitzgerald, Gerard J; Christofis, Luke; Doubrovsky, Anna; Della, Phillip; Fasugba, Oyebola; D'Este, Catherine


Objectives To evaluate the impact of nurse practitioner (NP) service in Australian public hospital emergency departments (EDs) on service and patient safety and quality indicators. Design and setting Cohort study comprising ED presentations (July 2013–June 2014) for a random sample of hospitals, stratified by state/territory and metropolitan versus non-metropolitan location; and a retrospective medical record audit of ED re-presentations. Methods Service indicator data (patient waiting...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ Open
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024529
Access Rights: Open Access


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