An estimation of the cost per visit of home care nursing services

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▶ Procedures used for analyzing the cost of providing home care nursing services through hospitalbased home care agencies (HCAs) was the focus of this study. ▶ A cross-sectional descriptive study design was used to analyze the workload and caseload of 36 home care nurses from ten HCAs. ▶ In addition, information obtained from a national health insurance database, including 54,639 home care claim cases from a total of 185 HCAs during a 6-month period, were analyzed. ▶ The findings provide a foundation for improving the alternative home care billing and reimbursement system by using the actual amount of time invested in providing home care when calculating the cost of providing home care nursing services. ▶ Further, this study provides a procedure for calculating nursing service costs by analyzing actual data. ▶ The results have great potential for use in nursing service cost analysis methodology, which is an essential step in developing a policy for providing home care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-118
Number of pages8
JournalNursing Economics
Volume27
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar 1

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An estimation of the cost per visit of home care nursing services. / Ryu, Ho Sihn.

In: Nursing Economics, Vol. 27, No. 2, 01.03.2009, p. 111-118.

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