A. N. Bessman, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The need for outpatient services and the shortage of physicians demand that alternative health care systems be devised. A nurse clinician program designed both to provide this service in the outpatient setting and to compare the quality of medical care with that delivered by the traditional house staff—senior-staff-physician system was initiated in January 1969. The study encompasses 250 patients in each group with a maximum follow-up of 2½ hours and a minimum follow-up of 1 year. Patients in the two clinics were equivalent in age, sex, severity of diabetes, and socioeconomic background. The nurses in the clinic had an intensive
Bessman AN. Nurse Clinician Program for Diabetic Outpatient Care.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:854–855. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-854_5
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):854-855.
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