Gerald H. Stein, M.D.; Judith Jordan, R.N., B.S.
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Shortages in health-care personnel have caused the expansion of nurses' duties. Physician acceptance of this augmented role for the nurse will depend on appropriate studies. Extending the responsibilities of the nurse-practitioner to active patient treatment is the basis of this report. Twenty-three female clinic patients with maturity-onset diabetes mellitus were selected for this 6-month study. Twelve patients composed the experimental group; their medical management was supervised by a nurse-practitioner trained in the management of diabetes mellitus. The other 11 patients with diabetes mellitus were managed traditionally by the clinic physician. Standard measurements of the course of the disease were followed
Stein GH, Jordan J. The Use of the Nurse-Practitioner in the Management of Patients with Diabetes Mellitus.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:835. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-835_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):835.
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