Anyone who has experience with nursing homes knows that advanced practice nurses are providing much of the medical care. Having a study that doesn't take that into account is going to give results that are incomplete and/or inaccurate. Irregardless of the state the study is done, and irregardless of whether a collaborative practice is mandated, the advance practice nurse is providing the care and making the medical decisions. This Representative should do some research before dismissing this information.
January 12, 2010 at 3:31 p.m.