Friday, July 13, 2007: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
The Primary Provider Theory - A Paradigm for Measuring Evidence-Based Nursing Outcomes
Learning Objective #1: The learner will be able to articulate and use The Primary Provider Theory (PPT) to measure and improve evidence-based nursing outcomes.
Learning Objective #2: The learner will be able to explain the effects of ANP and RN patient-centeredness on IM, FP, PEDS, and Medicaid OB patient evidence-based outcomes.
The presentation team, which includes five WSSU nursing faculty members, will demonstrate the robustness of The Primary Provider Theory and its sub-propositions in measuring a range of evidence-based RN and ANP outcomes across internal medicine, pediatric, family practice and Medicaid obstetrical patients. The first presentation will illuminate the theoretical framework for the symposium, The Primary Provider Theory (PPT), its measures, and potential as an evidence-based nursing outcome measurement paradigm. The Theory holds that outcomes like satisfaction, trust, ratings of quality and various clinical outcomes are fundamentally rooted in the patient’s relationship with their primary provider. As an evidence-based outcome measurement paradigm, the Theory is generalizable and accommodates a range of healthcare practitioners as primary providers, including nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, physician assistants, allied health practitioners as well as physicians in their respective settings. The Theory emphasizes the importance of the patient-provider relationship and the influence of the provider’s patient-centeredness on outcomes. The second presentation will demonstrate the effectiveness of the Theory in measuring ANPs’ influence on patient satisfaction, ratings of care, and patients’ likelihood to recommend the ANP’s practice to others, including the robustness of the Theory across two national random samples of ANP patients. The third presentation will demonstrate the applicability of a sub-proposition of the Theory in measuring the influence of RN patient-centeredness on Medicaid obstetrical patients’ overall satisfaction, likelihood to recommend the hospital, and ratings of care, including the measurement invariance of effects across three national random samples of OB patients. Using another sub-proposition of the Theory, the fourth presentation will demonstrate the influence of ANPs’ patient-centeredness on patient trust, satisfaction, confidence, and likelihood to recommend ANPs, including the robustness of the sub-proposition across national random samples of pediatric, internal medicine and family practice patients.
Organizer:Stephen J. Aragon, PhD, MHA, BS
 The Influence of Nursing Patient-Centeredness on Medicaid Obstetrical Inpatient Satisfaction
Stephen J. Aragon, PhD, MHA, BS, Wanda Lawrence, RN, BSN, MSN, Racquel Ingram, RN, BSN, MSN
 Using the Primary Provider Theory to Measure Nurse Practitioners Effect on Patients' Satisfaction, Ratings of Care, and Likelihood to Recommend a Practice
Stephen J. Aragon, PhD, MHA, BS, Stephanie Pickett, MSN, BSN, Sheigethia Edwards, MSN, BSN
 The Influence of Nurse Practitioner Patient-Centeredness on Pediatric, Internal Medicine and Family Practice Patient's Satisfaction
Stephen J. Aragon, PhD, MHA, BS, Sheigethia Edwards, MSN, BSN, Stephanie Pickett, MSN, BSN