Evaluation of the Nurse Practitioner in Aged Care

This report is an evaluation of a demonstration site coordinated by Health Workforce New Zealand, in response to a GP shortage in the MidCentral region. Nurse practitioners work with aged care facilities to assess and manage residents' health.

This final evaluation finds that a nurse practitioner in aged care can:

  • improve timely access to health care services
  • provide seamless care for older people across primary and secondary services
  • reduce emergency department visits and hospital admissions
  • help the recruitment and retention of GPs, who appreciate the clinical support.
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