Nurse Practitioners Research Proposal by Neatwriter

Nurse Practitioners
This paper is a research proposal to study the cost effectiveness of using nurse practitioners in an endocrinology practice.
# 61538 | 27,090 words | 33 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Oct 11, 2005 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Research Designs (General)

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This paper explains that the research studies (1) the cost of nurse practitioners which affects a significant percentage of practitioners in the endocrinology field, (2) nurse practitioners who have not yet been accepted enough to ensure that a high percentage of individuals in this field can find work in endocrinology practices and (3) the cost effectiveness of nurse practitioners in the endocrinology field must be further studied and better understood. The author points out that most patients deal with nurses much more than they deal with doctors; therefore, nurses are very important to patients and their recovery. The paper relates that the research methodology will include a review of literature and a survey of at least 100 individuals working in the field.

Table of Contents
Statement of the Problem
Purpose of the Study
Importance of the Study
Scope of the Study
Rationale for the Study
Overview of the Study
Review of the Literature
Research Design and Approach
Population and Sample
Collection and Tabulation of Data
Data Analysis Procedure
Limitations of the Study
Reliability and Validity of the Data

From the Paper:

"Managed care has had a large effect on the way that Medicare works and how it does business. Many of the Medicare policies were changed by President Clinton when he was still in office, but despite this, the system was still in a state of disrepair. The financial problems of Medicare were still very obvious when Clinton was in office, and that has not really changed. The financial troubles of Medicare are still very real, and it will take more than a few small policy changes to get rid of them.
Now, in order to try to help their financial troubles, Medicare is making changes in the methods that they normally used to reimburse doctors. They have changed their reimbursement system as it pertains to private practice doctors seeing patients that have Medicare insurance. Instead of paying the traditional fee-for-service that most private doctors charge, Medicare and Medicare HMOs are actually paying the doctors on the basis of what the local healthcare market will support for each type of plan. In other words, the doctors are all getting paid what Medicare thinks that they should get paid, but it is also fair market value for their services in that particular local area."

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