The benefits of NP/PA roles specifically within hospital medicine (HM) are clear):

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Lower Costs

HM programs staffed by NPs/PAs working alongside physicians can save a facility as much as 40% in provider costs.

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Shared Workload

By taking on lower acuity patients, NPs/PAs share the workload enabling doctors to focus on higher acuity, more medically-complex patients.

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Increased Throughput

The presence of NPs/PAs helps increase throughput due to the presence of more providers than a program staffed by physicians alone.

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Ease of Recruiting

The shortage of qualified hospitalists makes the use of NPs/PAs a medical necessity, especially for rural hospitals.

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Improved Patient Satisfaction

Having more providers available on the floor means more time dedicated to patients, which can significantly improve a patient’s perception of care.

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Better Equipped to Address Social Issues

Lower acuity patients may also have social needs such as transition back to home or family dynamics that need to be addressed. NPs/PAs can provide concentrated time assisting the patient and family.

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