Evaluation of the Nurse Practitioner in Aged Care

Published online: 
13 June 2013
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This report is an evaluation of a demonstration site coordinated by Health Workforce New Zealand, in response to a GP shortage in the MidCentral region. Nurse practitioners work with aged care facilities to assess and manage residents' health.

This final evaluation finds that a nurse practitioner in aged care can:

  • improve timely access to health care services
  • provide seamless care for older people across primary and secondary services
  • reduce emergency department visits and hospital admissions
  • help the recruitment and retention of GPs, who appreciate the clinical support.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    13 June 2013
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Peri K., Boyd M., Foster S. and Stillwell Y. 2013. Evaluation of the Nurse Practitioner in Aged Care. Palmerston North: MidCentral District Health Board.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Third-party content. Please check the document or email the Web Manager to find out how to obtain permission to re-use content.

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