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Table 5 Overview improved patient outcomes

From: An overview of systematic reviews on the collaboration between physicians and nurses and the impact on patient outcomes: what can we learn in primary care?

Serum lipid levels Newhouse et al., Snaterse et al.
Cervical and breast cancer screening Smith et al.
Lower cost of care Newhouse et al., Allen et al.
Patient falls Stalpers et al.
Pressure ulcers Stalpers et al.
Guideline adherence Snaterse et al.
Total cholesterol Health Quality Ontario 2013, Snaterse et al.
Low density lipoprotein cholesterol Shaw et al., Snaterse et al.
Triglyceride Snaterse et al.
Pharmacological treatment Snaterse et al.
Blood pressure Health Quality Ontario 2013, Shaw et al., Snaterse et al.
SCOREa Snaterse et al.
All-cause and cardiovascular readmission days Snaterse et al.
Reduction in HbA1c levels Heath Quality Ontario 2013, Shaw et al.
Self-perceived health Martin et al.
Life satisfaction Aubin et al., Martin et al.
Symptom severity Aubin et al., Health Quality Ontario 2014.
Quality of life Aubin et al., Health Quality Ontario 2014.
Delay in re-hospitalization Allen et al.
Improved referral to community services Allen et al.
General practitioner satisfaction Allen et al.
Discharge communication to general practitioners Allen et al.
Informal caregiver satisfaction Health Quality Ontario 2014.
Increase likelihood of dying at home (end-of-life care) Health Quality Ontario 2014.
Decrease likelihood of dying in a nursing home (end-of-life care) Health Quality Ontario 2014.
Reduction of intensive care unit admission Health Quality Ontario 2014.
Number of clinical examinations for blood pressure, BMIb and smoking status Health Quality Ontario 2013.
Number of foot examinations (diabetes) Health Quality Ontario 2013
Patient outcomes also presented in Tables 6 or 7
Smoking cessation recommendations Smith et al., Snaterse et al.
Hospital length of stay Allen et al., Martin et al., Newhouse et al.
Diet Snaterse et al.
Patient satisfaction Aubin et al., Allen et al., Health Quality Ontario 2013, Health Quality Ontario 2014., Martin et al.
Hospitalization rates Allen et al., Health Quality Ontario 2013, Health Quality Ontario 2014., Martin et al.
Emergency department visits Health Quality Ontario 2014., Martin et al.
Glycaemic control Renders et al.
Mortality Martin et al.
Physical, emotional and social functioning Martin et al.
  1. Table 5 presents the patient outcomes that were found to be improved (by one or more systematic reviews) when physicians and nurses collaborate, compared to no collaboration
  2. a SCORE Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation. It’s a comprehensive cardiovascular risk algorithm designed for the primary prevention setting
  3. b BMI Body Mass index