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741. Economic evaluation of nurse led intermediate care versus standard care for post-acute medical patients: cost minimisation analysis of data from a randomised controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Economic evaluation of nurse led intermediate care versus standard care for post-acute medical patients: cost minimisation analysis of data from a randomised controlled trial. To undertake an economic evaluation of nurse led intermediate care compared with standard hospital care for post-acute medical patients.Cost minimisation analysis from an NHS perspective, comprising secondary care, primary care, and community care, using data from a pragmatic randomised controlled trial.Nurse led unit (...) and acute general medical wards in large, urban, UK teaching hospital.238 patients.Costs to acute hospital trusts and to the NHS over six months.On an intention to treat basis, nurse led care was associated with higher costs during the initial admission period (nurse led care 7892 pounds sterling (14,970 dollars; 11,503 euros), standard care 4810 pounds sterling, difference 3082 pounds sterling (95% confidence interval 1161 pounds sterling to 5002 pounds sterling)). During the readmission period, costs

2005 BMJ

742. Effect of educational outreach to nurses on tuberculosis case detection and primary care of respiratory illness: pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effect of educational outreach to nurses on tuberculosis case detection and primary care of respiratory illness: pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial. To develop and implement an educational outreach programme for the integrated case management of priority respiratory diseases (practical approach to lung health in South Africa; PALSA) and to evaluate its effects on respiratory care and detection of tuberculosis among adults attending primary care clinics.Pragmatic cluster randomised (...) controlled trial, with clinics as the unit of randomisation.40 primary care clinics, staffed by nurse practitioners, in the Free State province, South Africa.1999 patients aged 15 or over with cough or difficult breathing (1000 in intervention clinics, 999 in control clinics).Between two and six educational outreach sessions delivered to nurse practitioners by usual trainers from the health department. The emphasis was on key messages drawn from the customised clinical practice guideline for the outreach

2005 BMJ Controlled trial quality: predicted high

743. Effect of a multifaceted intervention on number of antimicrobial prescriptions for suspected urinary tract infections in residents of nursing homes: cluster randomised controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effect of a multifaceted intervention on number of antimicrobial prescriptions for suspected urinary tract infections in residents of nursing homes: cluster randomised controlled trial. To assess whether a multifaceted intervention can reduce the number of prescriptions for antimicrobials for suspected urinary tract infections in residents of nursing homes.Cluster randomised controlled trial.24 nursing homes in Ontario, Canada, and Idaho, United States.12 nursing homes allocated (...) to a multifaceted intervention and 12 allocated to usual care. Outcomes were measured in 4217 residents.Diagnostic and treatment algorithm for urinary tract infections implemented at the nursing home level using a multifaceted approach--small group interactive sessions for nurses, videotapes, written material, outreach visits, and one on one interviews with physicians.Number of antimicrobials prescribed for suspected urinary tract infections, total use of antimicrobials, admissions to hospital, and deaths.Fewer

2005 BMJ Controlled trial quality: predicted high

744. Improving the use of hospice services in nursing homes: a randomized controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Improving the use of hospice services in nursing homes: a randomized controlled trial. Hospice care may improve the quality of end-of-life care for nursing home residents, but hospice is underutilized by this population, at least in part because physicians are not aware of their patients' preferences.To determine whether it is possible to increase hospice utilization and improve the quality of end-of-life care by identifying residents whose goals and preferences are consistent with hospice (...) care.Randomized controlled trial (December 2003-December 2004) of nursing home residents and their surrogate decision makers (N=205) in 3 US nursing homes.A structured interview identified residents whose goals for care, treatment preferences, and palliative care needs made them appropriate for hospice care. These residents' physicians were notified and asked to authorize a hospice informational visit.The primary outcome measures were (1) hospice enrollment within 30 days of the intervention and (2) families

2005 JAMA Controlled trial quality: uncertain

745. Effectiveness of nurse-led cardiac clinics in adult patients with a diagnosis of coronary heart disease

Effectiveness of nurse-led cardiac clinics in adult patients with a diagnosis of coronary heart disease Effectiveness of nurse-led cardiac clinics in adult patients with a diagnosis of coronary heart disease Effectiveness of nurse-led cardiac clinics in adult patients with a diagnosis of coronary heart disease Page T, Lockwood C, Conroy-Hiller T CRD summary This review concluded that there is value in using nurses to lead coronary heart disease clinics when adequate training is given (...) and with the appropriate expectations of the clinic. The complexity of the interventions addressed and the outcomes used make direct comparisons difficult. However, the evidence presented supports the authors' conclusion. Authors' objectives To determine the effectiveness of nurse-led cardiac clinics in adult patients with a diagnosis of coronary heart disease (CHD). Searching CINAHL, MEDLINE, Current Contents, the Cochrane Library, DARE, Expanded Academic ASAP, TRIP, Rural, Dissertation Abstracts International

2005 DARE.

746. Does nurse-led pre-operative assessment reduce the cancellation rate of elective surgical in-patient procedures: a systematic review of the research literature

Does nurse-led pre-operative assessment reduce the cancellation rate of elective surgical in-patient procedures: a systematic review of the research literature Does nurse-led pre-operative assessment reduce the cancellation rate of elective surgical in-patient procedures: a systematic review of the research literature Does nurse-led pre-operative assessment reduce the cancellation rate of elective surgical in-patient procedures: a systematic review of the research literature Craig S E CRD (...) summary The review assessed whether pre-assessment by a nurse reduces the number of elective surgical operations that are cancelled on the day of surgery. The evidence was weak and it was uncertain that pre-assessment reduced cancellations. This was an appropriate interpretation of the evidence reviewed. The review might not have included all relevant studies. Authors' objectives To determine if nurse-led pre-operative assessment (POA) reduces the cancellation rate of in-patient elective surgical

2005 DARE.

747. Staff training programmes for the prevention and management of violence directed at nurses and other healthcare workers in mental health services and emergency departments

Staff training programmes for the prevention and management of violence directed at nurses and other healthcare workers in mental health services and emergency departments Staff training programmes for the prevention and management of violence directed at nurses and other healthcare workers in mental health services and emergency departments Staff training programmes for the prevention and management of violence directed at nurses and other healthcare workers in mental health services (...) and emergency departments Doughty C J Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Doughty C J. Staff training programmes for the prevention and management of violence directed at nurses and other healthcare workers in mental health services and emergency departments. Christchurch: New Zealand Health Technology Assessment (NZHTA). NZHTA Technical

2005 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

748. A trial of problem-solving by community mental health nurses for anxiety, depression and life difficulties among general practice patients. The CPN-GP study

A trial of problem-solving by community mental health nurses for anxiety, depression and life difficulties among general practice patients. The CPN-GP study A trial of problem-solving by community mental health nurses for anxiety, depression and life difficulties among general practice patients. The CPN-GP study A trial of problem-solving by community mental health nurses for anxiety, depression and life difficulties among general practice patients. The CPN-GP study Kendrick T, Simons L, Mynors (...) -Wallis L, Gray A, Lathlean J, Pickering R, et al Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Kendrick T, Simons L, Mynors-Wallis L, Gray A, Lathlean J, Pickering R, et al. A trial of problem-solving by community mental health nurses for anxiety, depression and life difficulties among general practice patients. The CPN-GP study. Health

2005 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

749. Cost effectiveness of nurse led secondary prevention clinics for coronary heart disease in primary care: follow up of a randomised controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Cost effectiveness of nurse led secondary prevention clinics for coronary heart disease in primary care: follow up of a randomised controlled trial. To establish the cost effectiveness of nurse led secondary prevention clinics for coronary heart disease based on four years' follow up of a randomised controlled trial.Cost effectiveness analysis.19 general practices in north east Scotland.1343 patients (673 in intervention group and 670 in control group, as originally randomised) aged under 80

2005 BMJ Controlled trial quality: uncertain

750. Nursing and cancer support groups

Nursing and cancer support groups Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2005 DARE.

751. Effectiveness of innovations in nurse led chronic disease management for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: systematic review of evidence

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2005 DARE.

752. Effect of the hospital nursing environment on patient mortality: a systematic review

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2005 DARE.

753. The role of the nurse in community continence care: a systematic review

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2005 DARE.

754. Complexity of program and clinical outcomes of heart failure disease management incorporating specialist nurse-led heart failure clinics: a meta-regression analysis

Complexity of program and clinical outcomes of heart failure disease management incorporating specialist nurse-led heart failure clinics: a meta-regression analysis Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2005 DARE.

755. Nurse follow-up of patients with diabetes: randomized controlled trial

Nurse follow-up of patients with diabetes: randomized controlled trial Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2005 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

756. Cost effectiveness of nurse led secondary prevention clinics for coronary heart disease in primary care: follow up of a randomised controlled trial

Cost effectiveness of nurse led secondary prevention clinics for coronary heart disease in primary care: follow up of a randomised controlled trial Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2005 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

757. Effect of individualized social activity on sleep in nursing home residents with dementia

Effect of individualized social activity on sleep in nursing home residents with dementia Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2005 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

758. Improving nurse-to-patient staffing ratios as a cost-effective safety intervention

Improving nurse-to-patient staffing ratios as a cost-effective safety intervention Improving nurse-to-patient staffing ratios as a cost-effective safety intervention Improving nurse-to-patient staffing ratios as a cost-effective safety intervention Rothberg M B, Abraham I, Lindenauer P K, Rose D N Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions (...) followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The health technology studied was patient-to-nurse staffing ratios ranging from 8:1 to 4:1. Type of intervention Secondary prevention. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis. Study population The hypothetical target population was implicitly hospitalised patients of unspecified condition. Setting The setting was secondary care. The economic study was carried out in the USA

2005 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

759. Nurse-led adherence support in hypertension: a randomized controlled trial

Nurse-led adherence support in hypertension: a randomized controlled trial Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2005 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

760. Economic evaluation of nurse led intermediate care versus standard acute care for post-acute medical patients: cost minimisation analysis of data from a randomised controlled trial

Economic evaluation of nurse led intermediate care versus standard acute care for post-acute medical patients: cost minimisation analysis of data from a randomised controlled trial Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2005 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.