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Exploring health economics course competencies' value for nurse administrators.

Authors
  • Platt, Maia1
  • Kwasky, Andrea2
  • MacDonald, Douglas A3
  • Spetz, Joanne4
  • 1 College of Health Professions, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 2 McAuley School of Nursing, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 3 College of Liberal Arts and Education, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 4 Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Nursing, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. Electronic address: [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nursing outlook
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2019
Volume
67
Issue
3
Pages
270–279
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.outlook.2018.11.007
PMID: 30611545
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

A survey of nursing administrators in the United States was conducted to solicit opinions about health economics (HE) course competencies for baccalaureate nursing programs. To provide rationale for intensifying educational efforts to increase nurses' awareness about the value of HE skills in their everyday work. Participants were asked to rate six HE competencies using a Likert scale. Paired-samples t tests, bivariate correlations, and standard multiple linear regressions were used to analyze survey results. A strong direct relationship exists between the amount of prior knowledge nursing administrators have about HE and the perceived level of usefulness of HE skills. Nurses' contributions to creating value in healthcare must be encouraged. Increasing the share and accessibility of the HE content in continuing education offerings could be one way to expand HE knowledge among practicing nurses and promote cost-effective delivery of healthcare in the United States. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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