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
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Bessman AN. Nurse Clinician Program for Diabetic Outpatient Care.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;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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