Governors' report supports expanding NPs' scope of practice

12/30/2012 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Nurse practitioners and physicians offer comparable quality of care in terms of patient satisfaction, prescribing accuracy, preventive education and time spent with patients, according to a report from National Governors Association. Kaiser Permanente in 2011 enlisted NPs to lead a prenatal clinic in Colorado, and while cost comparisons are not available other measures have been found to be the same as with a physician-led model.

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