Community Health Nursing [entry]

National Cancer Institute
2020 Definitions   unpublished
Purpose: This study was conducted to evaluate the economic efficiency of a community-based nursing care center to help policy makers determine whether or not to invest in similar facilities. Methods: The subjects were 101 elderly people over 65 years who participated in a health management program from February 1 to July 31, 2007. Direct cost was estimated with center operations cost, medical cost for out-patients and pharmacy cost. Indirect cost was measured by transportation cost. Direct
more » ... it was calculated by saved medical cost for out-patients, saved pharmacy cost, saved transportation cost, and reducing hospital charges. Indirect benefit was estimated with prevention of severe complications. Economic efficiency was evaluated by cost-benefit ratio and net benefit. Results: Operating a community-based nursing care center was found to be cost-effective. Specifically, the cost of operating the center evaluated here was estimated at 135 million won while the benefit was estimated at 187 million won. Benefit-cost ratio was 1.38. Conclusion: The Community-based nursing care center that was described here could be a useful health care delivery system for reducing medical expenditures. 서 론 1. 연구의 필요성 2008년 노인장기요양보험 제도가 도입된 것을 기점으로 현재 급증하는 노인인구에 대한 사회적 대비책을 마련하기 위한 각계 각층의 노력이 분주히 진행되고 있다. 노인장기요양보험에서는
doi:10.32388/dq9onj fatcat:p5zg6ylthvhlvagy3rzeyuf2r4