The Economic Value of Professional Nursing

Source: Timothy M. Dall, Yaozhu J. Chen, Rita Furst Seifert,  Peggy J. Maddox, and Paul F. Hogan, Medical Care, Vol. 47 no. 1, January 2009

Background: Improved understanding of the economic value of registered nurse services can help inform staffing decisions and policies.

Objectives: To quantify the economic value of professional nursing.

Conclusions: Only a portion of the services that professional nurses provide can be quantified in pecuniary terms, but the partial estimates of economic value presented illustrate the economic value to society of improved quality of care achieved through higher staffing levels.

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