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Survival Boost from NP/PA Care in ICU?

Crystal Phend

MedPage Today

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PHOENIX -- Nurse practitioner and physician assistant (NP/PA) care in the ICU could have a mortality benefit compared with care teams solely comprising resident physicians, a study showed.
Survival among patients in an ICU cared for by PA and acute care NP was 92.2% compared with 88.6% among those cared for in an adjacent ICU by a team of residents (P=0.047), with all other staffing and resources equal, Joe Keller, PA-c, of the Cleveland Clinic, and colleagues found.

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