Navigation Links
Nurse practitioners provide more primary care in states with least restrictive regulations
Date:7/8/2013

Facing a nationwide shortage of primary care physicians, some states in recent years have eased up on regulations that create barriers for nurse practitioners who want to work as primary care providers.

That easing of rules has had the intended effect. According to a new study by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, those states with the fewest restrictions on nurse practitioners' scope of practice had two-and-a-half times more patients receiving primary care from nurse practitioners than did the most restrictive states.

"We wanted to look at what happened in states that allowed nurse practitioners more or less authority," said Yong-Fang Kuo, lead author of the study. "As you would expect, it makes a big difference. We can now clearly show that states with fewer regulations means more patients get the primary care they need."

This news is directly relevant to Texans right now, as State Senate Bill 406, which eases regulations on both nurse practitioners and physician assistants, was recently approved by the Texas Legislature and signed by the governor.

Increasing access to primary care is a key focus of national health reform efforts. States with a higher ratio of primary care providers to patients have lower Medicare expenditures and lower mortality rates. The shortage in primary care physicians has happened, in part, because more and more United States medical students are choosing medical specialty fields instead of primary care. In 1998, around 60 percent of U.S. medical students chose careers in primary care. Today, fewer than 25 percent do.

In the meantime, the past two decades have witnessed an increase in nurse practitioner training programs. There are more nurse practitioners in the U.S. now than ever before. States vary greatly, however, in how extensively they regulate nurse practitioners' scope of practice. In some states, they have essentially the same authority to practice that ph
'/>"/>

Contact: Molly Dannenmaier
mjdannen@utmb.edu
409-772-8790
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Nurse practitioners can boost quality of care for older patients with chronic conditions
2. Career Nurse Assistant Week Celebrated with T-shirts Awarded Daily from Caregiverlist
3. Nurse-led programs help patients self-manage RA
4. Careers in Nursing: GetEducated.com Ranks Best Online Colleges for Nurses, RNs
5. More cancer specialist nurses to improve hospital care
6. NYC Chiropractor Honors Nurses with Complimentary Visit
7. OnSomble, Inc. Partners with The Aroostook Medical Center to Enhance Nurse Understanding of the Professional Role
8. American Sentinel University Develops New Worksheet to Help Nurses Determine BSN-Readiness
9. VisionLink Nurse Call System's New Features Serve the Unique Needs of Retirement Communities
10. Spectrum Surgical Attends Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates' (SGNA) 40th Annual Conference in Austin, TX
11. Study finds disagreement on the role of primary care nurse practitioners
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/13/2014)... The report “Micronutrient Market by Type (Zinc, Manganese, ... Chelated), Application Mode (Soil, Foliar, Fertigation), Crop Type ... 2018” defines and segments the global agriculture micronutrients ... global value and volume for agriculture micronutrients. It ... the global agriculture micronutrients market with an analysis ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... 2014 According to a new ... Market by Component (processor, GPU, DSP, connectivity), Technology ... and Geography - Forecast and Analysis to 2014-2020", ... & Computing Market is expected to reach $61.70 ... 20.75% from 2014 to 2020. , Browse 71 ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 ... people with diabetes is being developed to measure sugar levels ... Scientists at Brown University in Providence, R.I., created the ... light, metal and a special enzyme that changes color when ... to prick their fingers to draw blood to check their ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... New York (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 ... ( http://www.transvaginalmeshlawsuithelp.com/ ) filed against Johnson & ... second bellwether trial, which is expected to get underway ... issued in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of ... will be held on August 7, 2014 at 3:00 ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... MyDressCity.com, one of the most popular suppliers of wedding ... new range of elegant Quinceanera dresses . What’s ... prices. Worldwide clients can enjoy this special offer before ... shop, there are plenty of beautiful dresses for sale, ... MyDressCity.com’s hot items are prom gowns, bridesmaid gowns, wedding ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Micronutrient Market Worth $6,474.6 Million by 2018 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Micronutrient Market Worth $6,474.6 Million by 2018 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Micronutrient Market Worth $6,474.6 Million by 2018 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Heterogeneous Mobile Processing & Computing Market Worth $61.70 Billion by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Heterogeneous Mobile Processing & Computing Market Worth $61.70 Billion by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Heterogeneous Mobile Processing & Computing Market Worth $61.70 Billion by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Saliva Test Might Someday Replace Needle Prick for Diabetics 2Health News:Saliva Test Might Someday Replace Needle Prick for Diabetics 3Health News:Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Federal Court Schedules Pretrial Conference for Second Bellwether Case, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Federal Court Schedules Pretrial Conference for Second Bellwether Case, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Federal Court Schedules Pretrial Conference for Second Bellwether Case, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Cheap Elegant Quinceanera Dresses Unveiled by MyDressCity.com 2
... repair damage with natural tissue , THURSDAY, Feb. 4 ... cartilage growth in joints has been developed by U.S. ... joint and stimulates bone marrow stem cells to produce ... No current therapy can do this, according to the ...
... typical 30-hour shifts need to be cut to 16 to ... In November 2000, Helen Haskell took her 15-year-old son to ... Four days later, he was dead. The cause: failure to ... to recognize and act upon declines in patients." , He ...
... , GAINESVILLE, Fla. , Feb. 4 ... announce today that they have jointly selected Sg2 , a healthcare ... children,s hospital. The assessment began in January with findings projected to be ... at Sg2 will handle this very important assessment, delivering the ...
... , , TORRANCE, ... the largest privately held insurance brokerage and consulting firm in ... providers of integrated disease management and wellness programs.  Nurtur and ... program providers, adding an important dimension to the company,s extensive ...
... , , NEW YORK , ... Parkinson,s Research today announced more than $2.8 million ... of biomarkers of PD. The development of biomarkers is of ... therapeutic development, allowing scientists and clinicians to more accurately identify ...
... , Feb 4 Smart Balance, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL ... February 25, 2010 , at 9:30 a.m. ET to ... 8:30 a.m. ET the same day.  The webcast will be in ... by dialing 1-800-895-0198 from the United States or 1-785-424-1053 from ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Nanofiber Gel May Spur Growth of New Knee Cartilage 2Health News:Campaign Calls for Limits on Doctors' Hours 2Health News:Campaign Calls for Limits on Doctors' Hours 3Health News:Sebastian Ferrero Foundation and Shands HealthCare Have Selected Sg2 to Conduct a Needs Assessment for a Gainesville-Based Children's Hospital 2Health News:Sebastian Ferrero Foundation and Shands HealthCare Have Selected Sg2 to Conduct a Needs Assessment for a Gainesville-Based Children's Hospital 3Health News:Keenan Selects Nurtur and Healthyroads for Integrated Disease Management and Personal Wellness Programs 2Health News:Keenan Selects Nurtur and Healthyroads for Integrated Disease Management and Personal Wellness Programs 3Health News:Keenan Selects Nurtur and Healthyroads for Integrated Disease Management and Personal Wellness Programs 4Health News:Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $2.8 Million to Drive Development of Parkinson's Disease Biomarker Pipeline 2Health News:Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $2.8 Million to Drive Development of Parkinson's Disease Biomarker Pipeline 3Health News:Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $2.8 Million to Drive Development of Parkinson's Disease Biomarker Pipeline 4Health News:Smart Balance to Host Webcast/Conference Call on 2009 Fourth-Quarter Results 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... Utah , July 10, 2014  BC Technical, ... and MiE America , Inc., a leading provider ... entered into a long-term agreement naming BC Technical as ... US. MiE and BC Technical announced ... agreement to establish BC Technical as the service and ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Mass. , July 10, 2014  Decision ... of surveyed infectious disease (ID) specialists are willing ... Company,s Orbactiv (oritavancin) for use as OPAT, approximately ... prescribe these agents to their hospital inpatients. However, ... of OPAT patients are initiated on OPAT following ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014 Decision Resources Group ... of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,s (FDA) approval ... binder Velphoro, which was approved by the FDA in ... kidney disease (CKD) patients on dialysis. Other ... Nephrology (US) Q2 2014 : ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BC Technical Partners With MiE America To Be Authorized Provider Of Systems & Service 2Long-Acting Antibiotics Offering Once-Weekly Dosing Will See Favorable Uptake and Use as Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) 2Long-Acting Antibiotics Offering Once-Weekly Dosing Will See Favorable Uptake and Use as Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) 3Half of Surveyed Nephrologists Report Moderate Familiarity with Velphoro, Which Received FDA Approval Late Last Year for the Treatment of Hyperphosphatemia in Dialysis 2Half of Surveyed Nephrologists Report Moderate Familiarity with Velphoro, Which Received FDA Approval Late Last Year for the Treatment of Hyperphosphatemia in Dialysis 3
... Inc. (Nasdaq: ANTH ), today announced financial results ... Financial Results: Total operating ... $18.7 million, as compared to $6.5 million for the same ... quarter of 2011 were driven by expenses related to site ...
... STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA ), ... ophthalmic products, today reported financial results for the first ... increased 8% to $14.8 million over the first quarter ... (IOL and ICL) sales.  The Company achieved its first ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Anthera Pharmaceuticals Reports 2011 First Quarter Financial Results and Operational Update 2Anthera Pharmaceuticals Reports 2011 First Quarter Financial Results and Operational Update 3Anthera Pharmaceuticals Reports 2011 First Quarter Financial Results and Operational Update 4Anthera Pharmaceuticals Reports 2011 First Quarter Financial Results and Operational Update 5STAAR Surgical Reports First Quarterly Profit from Continuing Operations Since 2000 2STAAR Surgical Reports First Quarterly Profit from Continuing Operations Since 2000 3STAAR Surgical Reports First Quarterly Profit from Continuing Operations Since 2000 4STAAR Surgical Reports First Quarterly Profit from Continuing Operations Since 2000 5STAAR Surgical Reports First Quarterly Profit from Continuing Operations Since 2000 6STAAR Surgical Reports First Quarterly Profit from Continuing Operations Since 2000 7STAAR Surgical Reports First Quarterly Profit from Continuing Operations Since 2000 8STAAR Surgical Reports First Quarterly Profit from Continuing Operations Since 2000 9STAAR Surgical Reports First Quarterly Profit from Continuing Operations Since 2000 10STAAR Surgical Reports First Quarterly Profit from Continuing Operations Since 2000 11
... The MEL 80 is a top quality ... the correction of vision defects even safer, ... of this ultramodern work platform are oriented ... and the rapid recovery of vision. Key ...
Code-Ready defibrillator a defibrillator designed to provide clinicians with comprehensive support for resuscitation....
... be mounted at the patient's bedside, on ... The design retains many of the proven ... the pump drive motor circuits, flow estimator, ... system. Retaining these subsystems maintains compatibility ...
The ARK-730A initiates automatic measurement at the optimum measurement point. The ARK-730A maintains fogging throughout multiple measurements, saving total examination time....
Medicine Products: