NPs fare better than doctors in patient satisfaction survey

06/27/2011 |

Data from an ongoing Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality survey indicated that low-income patients were more satisfied with primary care delivered by nurse practitioners than that delivered by physicians. "Patient satisfaction comes from respect and listening, fewer hospitalizations and fewer prescriptions," researcher Susan Lyons said during a presentation at the AANP Conference. "This is just more proof NPs can operate effectively independently without supervision by physicians."

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