Accounting for nursing care

Carlson, Joe
August 2010
Modern Healthcare;8/2/2010, Vol. 40 Issue 31, p30
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The article discusses cost management of nursing care in the U.S. It cites the proposal by nursing researcher John Welton to link nursing intensity to medical billing, which he claims will improve the operations of hospitals. Nursing intensity is the controversial metric that describes accurately the number of minutes of care that a nurse should give to a patient. It cites the opinions of Kathy Sanford of the Catholic Health Initiatives and Joyce Batcheller of the Seton Family of Hospitals on the issue.


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