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Nursing Practice, Policy and Change

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7277.55/a (Published 06 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:55
  1. Alba DiCenso, professor
  1. School of Nursing and Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Canada

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    Ed Marjorie Gott Radcliffe Medical Press, £25, pp 222 ISBN 1 85775 351 8 Rating: **

    With the increasing emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention, shortages of general practitioners, an ageing population, the need to reduce healthcare costs, and a shift to community based care, nurse practitioners—originally introduced in the United States—are joining primary health care teams in various settings around the world. Marjorie Gott defines them as “trained nurses with advanced post-basic education who assume responsibility for health assessment and the management and delivery …

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