Cost-effectiveness of recommended nurse staffing levels for short-stay skilled nursing facility patients

@article{Ganz2005CosteffectivenessOR,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of recommended nurse staffing levels for short-stay skilled nursing facility patients},
  author={David Ganz and Sandra F. Simmons and John F. Schnelle},
  journal={BMC Health Services Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={35 - 35}
}
BACKGROUND Among patients in skilled nursing facilities for post-acute care, increased registered nurse, total licensed staff, and nurse assistant staffing is associated with a decreased rate of hospital transfer for selected diagnoses. However, the cost-effectiveness of increasing staffing to recommended levels is unknown. METHODS Using a Markov cohort simulation, we estimated the incremental cost-effectiveness of recommended staffing versus median staffing in patients admitted to skilled… CONTINUE READING

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