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A nursing practice problem is a clinical issue that can be addressed through nursing interventions. This could include improving patient outcomes, reducing readmissions, minimizing adverse events, or optimizing workflow. An example of a nursing practice problem would be implementing strategies to improve nurse-patient communication in order to reduce hospital readmission rates.
A medical practice problem is an issue related to the delivery of healthcare services by physicians or other providers. Examples of medical practice problems may include issues with access to care or coordination between different types of healthcare providers, such as determining the most effective way for primary care and mental health practices to collaborate on patient treatment plans. An example of a medical practice problem would be developing protocols and best practices for primary care physicians when prescribing opioids in order to mitigate long-term addiction risk while managing pain symptoms effectively.