Patients More than Satisfied with NPs

 In Nurses Weekly

Findings from a new research study led by a nursing professor at the University of Arkansas suggest that patients are just as satisfied or even happier with care from nurse practitioners as compared with doctors.

Nurse practitioners are currently helping to fill a gap in providing primary care across the country and especially in rural communities, which is why it’s important to determine patients’ satisfaction rate.

Researchers found that patients are reporting equal or greater satisfaction rates with care from nurse practitioners when compared to their physician colleagues. The study notes that Medicaid patients rated nurse practitioners’ communication skills as high as other providers.

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