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Authors

  1. Rosenberg, Karen
  2. Zolot, Joan PA

Abstract

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.