How acceptable are primary health care nurse practitioners to Australian consumers?

Rhian PARKER, Laura Forrest, Nathaniel Ward, James McCracken, Darlene Cox, Julie Derrett

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Abstract

International evidence indicates that nurses working in primary care can provide effective care and achieve positive health outcomes for patients similar to that provided by doctors. Nurse practitioners employed in primary health care perform some tasks previously exclusive to the GP role due to their advanced skills, knowledge and training. In November 2010 Medicare provider rights and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme rights were provided for nurse practitioners working in private practice, and in collaboration with a medical practitioner.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-41
Number of pages7
JournalCollegian
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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PARKER, R., Forrest, L., Ward, N., McCracken, J., Cox, D., & Derrett, J. (2013). How acceptable are primary health care nurse practitioners to Australian consumers? Collegian, 20(1), 35-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2012.03.001