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  1. Rosenberg, Karen
  2. Zolot, Joan PA


According to this study:


* No differences were found in mortality rates or costs between a medical ICU staffed by NPs and one staffed by residents, although patients on the NP-staffed unit had longer lengths of stay.


* NPs provide safe, competent care to patients in the medical ICU, offering an alternative to care provided by residents and interns.