Academic nursing clinic: Impact on health and cost outcomes for vulnerable populations

Terry A Badger, Donna Behler McArthur

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine selected health and cost outcomes of clients who used an academic nursing clinic (ANC) located in a high-rise public housing facility for low-income citizens. Service use, health promotion and screening, quality of care, satisfaction and costs were examined. Health outcomes were improved. Estimated cost savings were about $36,000 during the first year with reduced paramedic and police calls, hospitalizations, and emergency room visits. Findings show that advanced practice nurses can positively influence health outcomes by providing cost-effective quality health care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-64
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Nursing Research
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2003

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