ANA Announces Study on the Economic Value of Nursing

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The American Nurses Association (ANA) is pleased to announce, on behalf of the larger nursing community, the release of a first of its kind study quantifying the economic value of nursing. The study was conducted by the Lewin Group, supported by grants from Nursing’s Agenda for the Future, the ANA and a coalition of nursing associations dedicated to addressing nursing workforce issues. The research, first proposed in 2003 and published in the current issue of the journal Medical Care, is the result of years of analysis of data on the correlation between patient outcomes and nurse staffing levels.

To read the complete article visit the Medical Care journal web site (see below) and then select "Current Issue" on the journal's home page. Then scroll down to article #97 "The Economic Value of Professional Nursing."