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Economic evaluation and orthopaedic nursing

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Cam Donaldson, Dr Helen Mason


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In this paper the authors make a case for the use of principles and techniques of economic evaluation to aid the planning of orthopaedic nursing services. The reader is introduced to the basic principles of economics and the subtleties of economic evaluation methods. Case studies are used to highlight not only the importance of these principles and methods but also the challenges involved in carrying out economic evaluations in orthopaedic nursing. Given scarcity of public funds and the need for sustainable health care systems, these challenges need to be faced if orthopaedic nursing services are to be planned in a way that is of maximum benefit to the community. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Donaldson C, Mason H, Rankin JA

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing

Year: 2007

Volume: 11

Issue: 2

Pages: 113-121

ISSN (print): 1361-3111

ISSN (electronic): 1873-4839

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone


DOI: 10.1016/j.joon.2007.02.008


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