Nurse Practitioner Autonomy and Complexity of Care in Rural Primary Care
Medical Care Research and Review
The increasing number of nurse practitioners (NPs) in the rural U.S. has the potential to help alleviate primary care shortages. Using a nationwide source of claims and Electronic Health Record data from 2017, this study constructs measures of NP clinical autonomy and complexity of care.
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Hannah Neprash, Laura Barrie Smith, Bethany Sheridan, Ira Moscovice, Shailendra Prasad, Katy Kozhimannil