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Economics and Nursing

Economics and Nursing - 01 edition

Economics and Nursing - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9780803604650

ISBN10: 0803604653

Economics and Nursing by Cyril F. Chang, Sylvia A. Price and Susan K. Pfoutz - ISBN 9780803604650
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
International: No
Economics and Nursing by Cyril F. Chang, Sylvia A. Price and Susan K. Pfoutz - ISBN 9780803604650

ISBN13: 9780803604650

ISBN10: 0803604653

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01

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To compete competitively in the health care job market, nurses must understand the economic and financial realities affecting the health care delivery system, such as effective resource allocation, cost containment measures, and quality management efforts that promote high-quality client-centered nursing care. Economics and Nursing presents in an easy-to-read, clinically applicable format a comprehensive analysis of economic realities and issues relevant to nursing.


  • Scholarly, comprehensive analysis of economic realities and issues relevant to nursing and health care and their implications for nursing practice
  • Text geared for readers with no previous economic knowledge
  • Only economics text that addresses the specific needs of nursing
  • Topics covered include basic economic concepts such as supply, demand, and pricing mechanisms; nursing labor market demand, supply, salary determination; strengthening the economic base for clinical and advanced practice nursing roles; changing health care reimbursement systems; managed care; techniques for cost-benefit analysis; global competition; health promotion and wellness; impact of information technology on health care; and nursing's contribution to the national Healthy People 2010 project
  • Emphasis on preventive and self-care activities and their financial implications in a variety of health care settings
  • Pedagogical features include chapter outlines, call-outs to economic principles, boxes with case examples that illustrate economic analysis of content, references, critical thinking questions, description of Internet sites, and a glossary of economic terms at the end of the book

Author Bio

Chang, Cyril F. : University of Tennessee, Memphis

By Cyril F. Chang, PhD, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee.

Price, Sylvia A. : University of Tennessee, Memphis

Sylvia A. Price, PhD, RN, former Professor, University of Tennessee, College of Nursing, Memphis, Tennessee.

Pfoutz, Susan K. : Eastern Michigan University

Susan K. Pfoutz, PhD, RN, Professor, Eastern Michigan University, Department of Nursing, Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction to Economics and Nursing

1. The Economics of Nursing and Health Care
2. Market, Demand, and Supply
3. Market Price Determination
4. Why Does Health Care Cost So Much?

Part 2: The Nursing Labor Market

5. The Economics of Labor Markets
6. Application of Economic Principles to Nursing
7. The Economics of Nursing Education
8. The Nursing Labor Market: Demand, Supply, and Wages

Part 3: Nursing Service Market

9. Opportunities for Nurses in the Health Care Market
10. Evolving Roles and Professional Practice Models for Nursing
11. The Changing Labor Market: Health Care Moving to Global Environments

Part 4: Critical Professional and Economic Issues Facing Nursing

12. The Impact of Managed Care
13. Health Care Access
14. The Relationship of Cost and Quality in Health Care
15. Cost-Benefit Analysis
16. Information Technology and the Economics of Health Care
17. Economic Factors in the Design and Evaluation of Electronic Medical Records

Appendices: Glossary
Internet Resources Related to Nursing and Health Care Economics