Date of Award
Thesis - Restricted
Master of Science (MS)
Recent changes in health care financing have created incentives for hospitals to decrease costs. Nursing is a natural target for cost containment measures; however, it is difficult if not impossible to justify and control costs until actual costs are identified. The value of professional nursing needs to be established and related to costs. Pricing for nursing services is essential for economic and professional legitimization of nursing services. Several models for pricing nursing care are presented. The special needs of ambulatory care settings are also presented and a methodology for measuring nursing workload in an ambulatory care setting as the first step in costing out nursing care is described.
Manor, Andrea, "Professional and Economic Legitimization of Nursing Services in a Hospital Based Ambulatory Care Setting" (1986). Master's Theses (1922-2009) Access restricted to Marquette Campus. 3638.