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Journal of Nursing Administration:
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000020
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Improving Outcomes Through the Proper Implementation of Acute Care Nurse Practitioners

Liego, Megan DNP(c), ACNP-C; Loomis, Jo DNP, FNP-C; Leuven, Karen Van PhD, FNP; Dragoo, Susan DNP, WHNP

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Abstract

The Value-Based Purchasing Program is forcing hospitals to improve outcomes and decrease costs. This has led to recognition of new care models to improve outcomes and reimbursement. One model is the application of an acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) into the hospital setting. Model success is dependent on proper implementation to create a synergistic relationship with the organization, ACNP, and patient to improve the quality of care and decrease costs for the hospital.

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