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Impact of state nurse practitioner regulations on potentially inappropriate medication prescribing between physicians and nurse practitioners: a national study in the United States.

Tzeng HM, Raji MA, Chou LN, Kuo YF. Impact of state nurse practitioner regulations on potentially inappropriate medication prescribing between physicians and nurse practitioners: a national study in the United States. J Nurs Care Qual. 2022;37(1):6-13. doi: 10.1097/ncq.0000000000000595

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December 8, 2021
Tzeng H-M, Raji MA, Chou L-N, et al. J Nurs Care Qual. 2021;37(1):6-13.

Potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) for older adults carry a high risk of adverse drug events. Using a sample of Medicare beneficiaries from 2015 to 2018, researchers assessed the impact of state scope of practice regulations for nurse practitioners (NPs) on PIM prescribing patterns compared to primary care physicians. Findings indicate that the PIM prescribing rate is lower in states with full NP practice and lower among NPs than among physicians.

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Tzeng HM, Raji MA, Chou LN, Kuo YF. Impact of state nurse practitioner regulations on potentially inappropriate medication prescribing between physicians and nurse practitioners: a national study in the United States. J Nurs Care Qual. 2022;37(1):6-13. doi: 10.1097/ncq.0000000000000595