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Aust Nurs J. 2011 Mar;18(8):30-3.

The successful implementation of nurse practitioner model of care for threatened or inevitable miscarriage.

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  • Aust Nurs J. 2011 Apr;18(9):3. Webster-Bain, Debora [added].


The NP project has been successful in a variety of ways. Feedback through a patient satisfaction survey was very positive and showed that patients appreciated and responded well to the NP model of care (Scully 2006). According to the hospital patient advocate, Ruth Reid (March 2006), this has led to not only a reduction in waiting and treatment times for this cohort of patients, but also to complete elimination in complaints when the NP service is running. Medical staff support the service and find it a sensible use of nursing and medical resources. This mirrors the overseas experience of NPs who offer primary health care in EDs. Finally, through successful collaboration between the nurse practitioner, supportive emergency physicians and the O&G team, this service is now a permanent part of Sunshine Hospital.

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