Effects of advanced nursing care on quality of life and cost outcomes of women diagnosed with breast cancer.

@article{Ritz2000EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of advanced nursing care on quality of life and cost outcomes of women diagnosed with breast cancer.},
  author={Libby Ritz and Mary Jo Nissen and Karen K Swenson and J. B. Farrell and Paul W. Sperduto and Mary Sladek and Robin M. Lally and L. M. Schroeder},
  journal={Oncology nursing forum},
  year={2000},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={
          923-32
        }
}
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To evaluate quality of life (QOL) and cost outcomes of advanced practice nurses' (APNs') interventions with women diagnosed with breast cancer. DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. SETTING Integrated healthcare system in a midwestern suburban community. SAMPLE 210 women with newly diagnosed breast cancer with an age range of 30-85 years. METHODS The control group (n = 104) received standard medical care. The intervention group (n = 106) received standard care plus APN… CONTINUE READING

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