publication . Article . 2010

Economic evaluation of nurse staffing and nurse substitution in health care: A scoping review

Yevgeniy Goryakin; Peter Griffiths; Jill Maben;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Country: United States
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: Several systematic reviews have suggested that greater nurse staffing as well as a greater proportion of registered nurses in the health workforce is associated with better patient outcomes. Others have found that nurses can substitute for doctors safely and effectively in a variety of settings. However, these reviews do not generally consider the effect of nurse staff on both patient outcomes and costs of care, and therefore say little about the cost-effectiveness of nurse-provided care. Therefore, we conducted a scoping literature review of economic evaluation studies which consider the link between nurse staffing, skill mix within the nursing team ...
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free text keywords: General Nursing, District nurse, Economic evaluation, Skill mix, Systematic review, Family medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, CINAHL, Primary nursing, Unlicensed assistive personnel, Nursing, Health care, business.industry, business
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