Source: Karen Rosenberg, Joan Zolot, AJN, American Journal of Nursing, Volume 117 – Issue 3, March 2017
From the abstract:
According to this study:
* No differences were found in mortality rates or costs between a medical ICU staffed by NPs and one staffed by residents, although patients on the NP-staffed unit had longer lengths of stay.
* NPs provide safe, competent care to patients in the medical ICU, offering an alternative to care provided by residents and interns.