Title

Patient satisfaction with nurse practitioner and physician services in the occupational health setting

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to determine if patient satisfaction differed when clinical services were provided by nurse practitioners versus physicians in the occupational health setting. This convenience sample included 129 patients visiting community-based occupational medicine clinics for evaluation of a new work-related injury. There was high satisfaction with both nurse practitioner and physician providers. There was no significant difference in overall patient satisfaction between provider types. Results of this study support a practice model using nurse practitioners as primary providers in the occupational health setting.

Disciplines

Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing | Other Nursing | Public Health and Community Nursing

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Publisher Citation

Guzik, A., Menzel, N.N., Fitzpatrick, J., & McNulty, R. (2009). Patient satisfaction with nurse practitioner and physician services in the occupational health setting. AAOHN Journal, 57 (5), 191-197.