National Joint Practice Commission
Scope:

The National Joint Practice Commission collection includes professional materials, financial materials, correspondence, and other items pertaining to a project designed to demonstrate collaborative practice between physicians and registered nurses at four hospitals in the United States. All items in the collection date from the project’s initiation in 1978 to 1981 when the National Joint Practice Commission was officially dissolved.

Professional materials in the collection include meeting minutes, interviews, observer-consultant conferences, project reports and summaries, physician and patient questionnaires, and evaluation information.

Financial materials in the collection include analyses of cost factors in the four demonstration units.

Correspondence in the collection includes professional letters sent between observers and consultants. Key correspondents are consultants at the four hospitals involved in the collaborative practice project: Downstate Medical Center, New York; Eskatron American River Health Care Center, California; Hillcrest Medical Center, Oklahoma; and York Hospital, Maine.

Other items in the collection include publications from the National Joint Practice Commission, statements, and pamphlets.

Associated Subjects
1. Physicians -- United States -- Interviews
2. Physician services utilization – United States
3. Nurses – United States – Interviews
4. Interviews – United States
5. W. K. Kellogg Foundation
6. Financial records – United States
7. Physicians – Professional relationships – United States
8. Hospitals – United States
9. Nurses – Professional relationships – United States
10. Nursing services – United States