Katie Carney

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Nurse administrators focus on factors that influence nurses' levels of satisfaction to reduce turnover and improve retention. One important determinant of nurses' satisfaction is the opportunity for professional development. On the basis of feedback from the nurses, a professional development program, Career Advancement for Registered Nurse Excellence, was(More)
The adequacy of Medicare reimbursement to cover hospice costs is examined using break-even analysis. Since hospice costs are high during the first few days after enrollment, a long period of enrollment is required for per diem reimbursement to cover costs. Under a variety of specifications, the length of stay required for the hospice to break even is(More)
As an institution providing care for patients who are dying, hospice has expanded significantly since the opening of the first hospice in the United States in 1974. Many changes have occurred in that time, including the maturation of hospices and the introduction of third-party reimbursement under Medicare. This article examines literature on hospice from(More)
In this article we describe development of RUDI (Rural-Urban Demand Indicator), a multivariate interval level measure of demand for health services. RUDI ranks counties by population and purchasing power and was developed for use in a wide variety of health-related research and for policy analyses. RUDI is based on microeconomic theory and Grossman's (1972)(More)
Hospice may appropriately be understood as a model of holistic care. As a model of holistic care, hospice provides numerous insights suitable for adoption in other health care settings. In addition, hospice provides a preeminent opportunity for nurses to practice within a nursing model; at the present time, nursing goals may be pursued more freely within(More)
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