TITLE

Cost Evaluation of Discharge Planning for Hospitalized Elderly

AUTHOR(S)
Neidlinger, Susan H.; Scroggins, Kay; Kennedy, Laurie M.
PUB. DATE
September 1987
SOURCE
Nursing Economic$;Sep/Oct87, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p225
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article demonstrates an evaluation of the cost efficiency of a comprehensive discharge planning protocol for hospitalized elderly patients implemented by a Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist. The importance of determining the cost savings of nursing interventions has been well documented. Hospital costs for the experimental group comprising of 39 patients averaged $60 less per patient a day than the control group, comprising of 41 patients. The findings demonstrate the efficacy of a clinical nurse specialist in patient care.
ACCESSION #
12189790

 

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