▶ Demonstrating the net benefit and cost effectiveness of nurse-driven public health interventions has the potential to increase private and public funding for programs that can influence morbidity and quality of life. ▶ The authors outline the challenges in carefully analyzing costs and measuring the impact of a nurse-staffed breastfeeding program. ▶ Depe nding upon the perspective defined, the study can be designed from the standpoint of a patient population, provider, employer, payer, or even society as whole. ▶ If a societal perspective is adopted to support more global policy decisions, the costs and benefits to the child, parents, extended family, employer, payer, and others should be considered.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Leadership and Management