Public Health Nursing Costs in Home Care

Christine Kovner

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This article discusses the measurement of costs, particularly the cost of public health nursing in the home health setting, and describes typical cost‐accounting procedures. Alternatives are analyzed and four models for measuring costs are presented: per diem, acuity, hourly, and diagnoses. Since each model measures cost in a different way, selection of one over another will affect research results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-7
Number of pages5
JournalPublic Health Nursing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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