Nurse-supported breastfeeding promotion: A framework for economic evaluation

Kevin D. Frick, Renee A. Milligan, Kathleen M. White, Janet R. Serwint, Linda C. Pugh

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Abstract

▶ 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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-172+206
JournalNursing Economics
Volume23
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management

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