Of all the recent changes in health care, none more dramatically affected both patients and care providers than managed care. Not only has it altered the way we pay for health care, but also it has compelled a change in the way we approach health care, focusing increasingly on preventive care to reduce costs. In this book, the author and her colleagues examine the impact of managed care on nursing as a profession and nurses as individual caregivers. Managed Care: Practice Strategies for Nursing will serve as an excellent course text on nursing and managed care, as well as a useful introduction and shelf reference for professional nurses at all levels of practice.

Nurse Case Management: Acute-Care Hospital Practice

Nurse Case Management: Acute-Care Hospital Practice

Nurse case management: Acute-Care hospital practice
Margaret M.Conger, JoAnneWoodall

It was going to be one of Rabbit's busy days. As soon as he woke up, he felt important, as if everything depended upon him. It was just the day for Organizing Something.

Winnie the Pooh (A. A. Milne)

Nurse case managers (NCMs) who are employed in acute-care hospitals must often feel like Rabbit. Every day is one for organizing something—or everything. Often it must seem that everything does depend on the coordinating skills of the NCM. Perhaps, just as Rabbit saw himself as “Captainish” when “everybody said ‘Yes, Rabbit’ and ‘No, Rabbit’ and waited until he had told them,” NCMs must feel the pressure of countless decisions that need to be made daily. ...

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