An economic study of cost savings on a care-by-parent ward.

  title={An economic study of cost savings on a care-by-parent ward.},
  author={Robert G. Evans and Gordon Robinson},
  journal={Medical care},
  volume={21 8},
Alternatives to inpatient care that improve quality of care and save money are desirable during periods of restraint on hospital budgets. One such alternative is the care-by-parent unit (CBPU) in which a parent's stay on the ward can reduce costs by resuming nursing tasks, limiting unnecessary procedures, and encouraging early discharge. This study measured costs per case treated in the CBPU compared with the costs for similar patients treated in the inpatient nursing unit (NU). Average costs… CONTINUE READING

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