Supportive Clinical Practice Environments Associated With Patient-Centered Care

Abstract [from journal]

A lack of organizational supports in clinical settings may prevent nurse practitioners from providing patient centered care. Using a cross sectional survey design, data were collected from NPs in 1,571 practices across four states to investigate clinical practice environments and the extent to which they are associated with NP integration of patient preferences. Three-quarters of NPs reported frequent integration of patient preferences into clinical care. Overall, 371 practices (23.6%) were classified as good practice environments; the remaining 76.3% were mixed or poor environments. NPs in good environments were significantly more likely to integrate patient preferences (O.R. = 2.3, p <.001).