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