|Learning Objective #1: The learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of outcomes measurements as used in an academic nursing center.|
|Learning Objective #2: The learner will be able to demonstrate understanding of the relationship between the services advanced practice nurses provide and an individualís overall health status.|
Concept: Site/Population: Outcome measures: Findings: Implications: Key words: Outcome measurement, Health Status Survey (SF-12).
An individual’s self-reporting of their physical and mental health profiles are valuable tools for measuring health service outcomes. There is limited evidence that supports the relationship between the services NP’s delivered and reported health status outcomes.
What are the differences between the health status of patients on the first visit and subsequent visits for patients who receive primary care services in an academic nursing center?
The SF 12 was utilized to measure health status .Monthly patient census reports were used to measure the frequency of services rendered.
Data collection will be completed in June. Findings will be presented at the conference.
Outcome measurements utilized at an Academic nursing center may be replicated at other centers.
Key words: Outcome measurement, Health Status Survey (SF-12).