Independent Nurse: Opinion - Don't compare NPs and GPs on cost alone

Bower, Emma
August 2005
GP: General Practitioner;8/12/2005, p80
The article focuses on primary care costs related to employment of nurse practitioner (NP) and salaried general practitioner (GP) in primary care. According to a study, employing NP in primary care costs much the same as employing a salaried GP. The time spent by a GP contributing to an NP consultation was one of the main factors identified in the study. Reviews show increased use of nurses in primary care leads to high levels of patient satisfaction and quality of care.


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