Home Healthcare Nurses and Clinicians Can Bring Significant Savings to the Table

Source: Andy Carter, Home Healthcare Nurse, Volume 27 Number 1, January 2009

Nurses and other clinicians providing healthcare in patients’ homes and community settings have what it takes to control the number 1 cause for the rapid growth in national healthcare expenditures, namely, the increasing prevalence of chronic illness. That is, they have the skills and ability to prevent the need for costly hospital emergency room care, to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations, and to reduce lengths of stay in both hospitals and nursing homes for those with chronic conditions.

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