Need a Hospitalist? Call a Nurse Practitioner.

Even physicians learn to love a program that could provide a lifeline for hospitals struggling to find doctors.

from Hospitals and Health Networks

Hospitalist programs, common in medium-sized and large hospitals for years, have been too costly for many smaller and rural hospitals to adopt. But a new model using nurse practitioners opens the door for small and critical access hospitals, in some cases with dramatic results for patient outcomes and patient satisfaction, as well as for physician retention rates. They could even be a key to the survival of some of America’s most challenged hospitals.

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