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Chelsey KamlaFollow

Start Date

17-11-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

17-11-2017 11:30 AM

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Background: Type 2 diabetes mellitus is one of the most prevalent, preventable metabolic disorders our nation faces today. 29.1 million Americans or 9.3% of the U.S. population is diagnosed with diabetes, and the incidence of diabetes is approximately 17% higher in rural populations. Because of this, the nurse practitioner (NP) role is being increasingly utilized to provide quality, affordable primary care to offset physician shortage in rural communities and improve diabetes outcomes.

Objectives: This research works to answer how utilization of the nurse practitioner as a primary care provider has affected the outcomes of type 2 diabetes diagnoses within rural populations.

Method: An integrative literature review was conducted to synthesize published literature on patient outcomes resulting from diabetes management by nurse practitioners as primary care providers. A variety of computerized databases were utilized, such as CINAHL, PubMed, and ProQuest.

Results: Research shows NPs to be as effective as MDs in providing care to diabetes patients, and at a significantly lower cost. With their utilization, rural citizens have seen improvements in access to care, better glycemic control, lower HbA1c levels, reduced diabetes-related hospitalizations and emergency department visits.

Conclusion: With the addition of NP primary care providers to rural areas, higher rates of diabetes medication adherence and improved glycemic control have been achieved. These findings support the continued use of nurse practitioners as care providers for rural patients diagnosed with diabetes mellitus.

Keywords: diabetes, outcomes, rural, nurse practitioner,

primary care, and preventative care.

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Nov 17th, 10:00 AM Nov 17th, 11:30 AM

Type 2 Diabetes Outcomes Resulting from Nurse Practitioner Utilization as a Primary Care Provider in Rural Communities

Background: Type 2 diabetes mellitus is one of the most prevalent, preventable metabolic disorders our nation faces today. 29.1 million Americans or 9.3% of the U.S. population is diagnosed with diabetes, and the incidence of diabetes is approximately 17% higher in rural populations. Because of this, the nurse practitioner (NP) role is being increasingly utilized to provide quality, affordable primary care to offset physician shortage in rural communities and improve diabetes outcomes.

Objectives: This research works to answer how utilization of the nurse practitioner as a primary care provider has affected the outcomes of type 2 diabetes diagnoses within rural populations.

Method: An integrative literature review was conducted to synthesize published literature on patient outcomes resulting from diabetes management by nurse practitioners as primary care providers. A variety of computerized databases were utilized, such as CINAHL, PubMed, and ProQuest.

Results: Research shows NPs to be as effective as MDs in providing care to diabetes patients, and at a significantly lower cost. With their utilization, rural citizens have seen improvements in access to care, better glycemic control, lower HbA1c levels, reduced diabetes-related hospitalizations and emergency department visits.

Conclusion: With the addition of NP primary care providers to rural areas, higher rates of diabetes medication adherence and improved glycemic control have been achieved. These findings support the continued use of nurse practitioners as care providers for rural patients diagnosed with diabetes mellitus.

Keywords: diabetes, outcomes, rural, nurse practitioner,

primary care, and preventative care.

 

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