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July 31, 2017

Supporting nurse practitioners’ practice in primary healthcare settings: a three-level qualitative model

Region: Global Scientific publication Empowering and engaging people and communities, Reorienting the model of care, Coordinating services within and across sectors, Creating an enabling environment Source: BMC Health Services Research

While greater reliance on nurse practitioners in primary healthcare settings can improve service efficiency and accessibility, their integration is not straihtfoward, challenging existing role definitions of both registered nurses and physicians. This study´s main objetive is to examine different structures and mechanims put in place to support the development of primary healthcare nurse practitiones´s practice in different healthcare settings, and develop a practical model for identifying and planning adequate support practices.