Whether it’s taking care of your parents, helping you with an illness or assisting your kids with their health problems, you may have been getting the help of nurse practitioners without you even realizing. Due to the increasing demand for better health care services, the health care industry is starting to hire more nurse practitioners (NPs) to help with long-term care. NPs are fully trained to handle even the most complicated medical conditions, but they are more efficient than physicians and doctors. As a result, NPs can deliver up to 80% of the health services that are normally performed by physicians.
A study by Bradley University and its online doctoral nursing programs revealed that hiring more nurse practitioners actually enables healthcare service providers to increase their quality of service while at the same time reduce costs. This, in turn, is benefiting patients who need long-term care.
Be sure to take the time to learn more about the matter from the full infographic, Nurse Practitioners: Improving Quality of Care and Saving Costs by Bradley University.