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Nurse Practitioners

Empower NPs, reduce hospitalizations

Maximizing the authority of nurse practitioners is associated with reduced hospitalization of skilled nursing facility residents, according to findings recently published in Nursing Outlook.

Leonard Gelman, M.D., CMD, President, AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine

60 seconds with … Leonard Gelman, M.D., CMD

Q: What motivated the recent decision to extend AMDA membership to nurse practitioners?
A: The last set of stats that I saw, about 25% of visits in nursing homes are done by nurse practitioners. This trend has been increasing over the last four to six years. We understand that in certain parts of the country, physicians might not be readily available. My take is it doesn’t really matter who does the work, as long as someone qualified is providing the services.

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