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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: M. Jean Shreffler-Granten
dc.contributor.authorHerring, Russel Ryanen
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this project was to identify and analyze the potential costs and benefits associated with the inclusion of a certified heart-failure nurse responsible for inpatient education and outpatient follow-up services for heart-failure patients. Admission and avoidable readmission data for a representative, Eastern Montana, inpatient healthcare facility were obtained and analyzed as the standard care model, and then compared against a care model utilizing a specialist heart-failure nurse responsible for inpatient education and outpatient, post-discharge follow-up care. A five-year pro forma was constructed, presenting a five-year cost versus savings forecast, in which a positive savings trend was estimated over the course of a five-year period.en
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Nursingen
dc.subject.lcshHeart failureen
dc.subject.lcshHospitals--Admission and dischargeen
dc.subject.lcshCost effectivenessen
dc.titleCost-effective strategies to minimize heart failure readmission ratesen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2018 by Russell Ryan Herringen, Graduate Committee: Wade G. Hill; Jeanne Lalich; Rebecca Echeverri.en Paperen of Nursing Practiceen

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