Feasibility Study for the Establishment of a Nurse Administered Unit at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Final rept. Apr-Sep 85,
WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER WASHINGTON DC
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The purpose of the study was to explore the possibility of establishing a Nurse Administered Unit NAU at Walter Reed Army Medical Center WRAMC, Washington, D.C. The rationale for a NAU is to improve the quality of care for selected patients while simultaneously reducing the cost of the care administered. The objectives for the study are 1 To explore the incentives for the implementation of a NAU, 2 To provide information on the current status of selected NAUs located in the civilian sector, 3 To propose the number of nurses and other personnel needed to staff the unit, 4 To identify the number of patient beds and the possible space or location which could house the NAU at WRAMC, and 5 To explore the impact of the NAU upon the resources needed to establish the proposed unit. Methodology for the study consisted of interviews with knowledgeable informants, a review of the literature, discussions with other health professionals having experience ion or with NAUs, and site visits to facilities having NAUs.
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