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Evid Based Nurs doi:10.1136/eb-2013-101661
  • Nursing issues
  • Randomised controlled trial

No difference in patient satisfaction or quality of care provided by nurses or GPs for low-complexity primary care presentations

  1. Grete Moth
  1. Research Unit for General Practice, Aarhus University, Aarhus C, Denmark
  1. Correspondence to: Dr Grete Moth, Research Unit for General Practice, Aarhus University, Bartholins Alle 2, Aarhus C 8000, Denmark; g.moth{at}alm.au.dk

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Implications for practice and research

  • General practitioners (GPs) in many countries are subject to a heavy and increasing workload, due to changes in demographics and mounting demands.

  • It is relevant to search for alternatives to GP care that will ensure a high quality of clinical practice, as well as maintaining patient satisfaction.

Context

As the prevalence of chronic disease increases, both due to an ageing population and more efficient treatment and monitoring of patients with chronic diseases, GPs are experiencing an increased demand for health services.1 ,2 At the same time, an increasing demand exists for high-quality services in the form of same-day consultations.3 This …

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