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881. Cost analysis of nurse telephone consultation in out of hours primary care: evidence from a randomised controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Cost analysis of nurse telephone consultation in out of hours primary care: evidence from a randomised controlled trial. To undertake an economic evaluation of nurse telephone consultation using decision support software in comparison with usual general practice care provided by a general practice cooperative.Cost analysis from an NHS perspective using stochastic data from a randomised controlled trial.General practice cooperative with 55 general practitioners serving 97 000 registered patients (...) in Wiltshire, England.All patients contacting the service, or about whom the service was contacted during the trial year (January 1997 to January 1998).Costs and savings to the NHS during the trial year.The cost of providing nurse telephone consultation was 81 237 pound sterling per annum. This, however, determined a 94 422 pound sterling reduction of other costs for the NHS arising from reduced emergency admissions to hospital. Using point estimates for savings, the cost analysis, combined

2000 BMJ Controlled trial quality: uncertain

882. Effectiveness of a nurse-based outreach program for identifying and treating psychiatric illness in the elderly. (Abstract)

Effectiveness of a nurse-based outreach program for identifying and treating psychiatric illness in the elderly. Elderly persons with psychiatric disorders are less likely than younger adults to be diagnosed as having a mental disorder and receive needed mental health treatment. Lack of access to care is 1 possible cause of this disparity.To determine whether a nurse-based mobile outreach program to seriously mentally ill elderly persons is more effective than usual care in diminishing levels (...) of depression, psychiatric symptoms, and undesirable moves (eg, nursing home placement, eviction, board and care placement).Prospective randomized trial conducted between March 1993 and April 1996 to assess the effectiveness of the Psychogeriatric Assessment and Treatment in City Housing (PATCH) program.Six urban public housing sites for elderly persons in Baltimore, Md.A total of 945 (83%) of 1195 residents in the 6 sites underwent screening for psychiatric illness. Among those screened, 342 screened

2000 JAMA Controlled trial quality: uncertain

883. Enduring effects of nurse home visitation on maternal life course: a 3-year follow-up of a randomized trial. (Abstract)

Enduring effects of nurse home visitation on maternal life course: a 3-year follow-up of a randomized trial. A home visitation program using nurses to improve maternal and child outcomes had favorable results in a randomized trial with a primarily white, semirural population. Many of the short-term findings have been replicated with urban blacks, but whether the program will continue to demonstrate effectiveness after its conclusion is uncertain.To determine the effectiveness of a prenatal (...) 2 sociodemographic risk factors (unmarried, <12 years of education, or unemployed).An average of 7 (range, 0-18) home visits during pregnancy and 26 (range, 0-71) from birth to the child's second birthday.Rate of subsequent pregnancy, mean interval between first and second birth, and mean number of months of welfare use.Compared with the control group, women who received home visits by nurses had fewer subsequent pregnancies (1.15 vs 1.34; P=.03), fewer closely spaced subsequent pregnancies

2000 JAMA Controlled trial quality: uncertain

884. Systematic implementation of an advance directive program in nursing homes: a randomized controlled trial. (Abstract)

Systematic implementation of an advance directive program in nursing homes: a randomized controlled trial. Although advance directives are commonly used in the community, little is known about the effects of their systematic implementation.To examine the effect of systematically implementing an advance directive in nursing homes on patient and family satisfaction with involvement in decision making and on health care costs.Randomized controlled trial conducted June 1, 1994, to August 31, 1998 (...) .A total of 1292 residents in 6 Ontario nursing homes with more than 100 residents each.The Let Me Decide advance directive program included educating staff in local hospitals and nursing homes, residents, and families about advance directives and offering competent residents or next-of-kin of mentally incompetent residents an advance directive that provided a range of health care choices for life-threatening illness, cardiac arrest, and nutrition. The 6 nursing homes were pair-matched on key

2000 JAMA Controlled trial quality: predicted high

885. Identification and nursing management of dysphagia in individuals with neurological impairment

Identification and nursing management of dysphagia in individuals with neurological impairment Identification and nursing management of dysphagia in individuals with neurological impairment Identification and nursing management of dysphagia in individuals with neurological impairment Ramritu P, Finlayson K, Mitchell A, Croft G Authors' objectives To determine the evidence for the effectiveness/efficacy of nursing interventions in the recognition of dysphagia. Other objectives included (...) : to discover what is the nursing role in the recognition and management of dysphagia in individuals with neurological impairment, to find out whether the available evidence provides information for a patient and family centred approach to the management and maintenance of oral feeding for patients with swallowing difficulties. Searching MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycLIT, Current Contents, EMBASE, Sociological Abstracts, Science Citation Index, Dissertation Abstracts, Biological Abstracts, the Australasian Medical

2000 DARE.

886. Evaluation of the role of the Parkinson's disease nurse specialist

Evaluation of the role of the Parkinson's disease nurse specialist Evaluation of the role of the Parkinson's disease nurse specialist Evaluation of the role of the Parkinson's disease nurse specialist Reynolds H, Wilson-Barnett J, Richardson G 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 A service provided by Parkinson's Disease Nurse Specialists (PDNS) was examined. This was aimed at supporting patients and their families, by increasing awareness of Parkinson's disease (PD) through teaching and education; supporting regular monitoring of the illness; and encouraging early referral to specialist therapists. Type of intervention Other: nursing service. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis. Study population

2000 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

887. Effects of advanced nursing care on quality of life and cost outcomes of women diagnosed with breast cancer

Effects of advanced nursing care on quality of life and cost outcomes of women diagnosed with breast cancer Effects of advanced nursing care on quality of life and cost outcomes of women diagnosed with breast cancer Effects of advanced nursing care on quality of life and cost outcomes of women diagnosed with breast cancer Ritz L J, Nissen M J, Swenson K K, Farrell J B, Sperduto P W, Sladek M L, Lally R M, Schroeder L M 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 use of advanced practice nurses (APNs) for the management of women diagnosed with breast cancer. Follow-up APN care was delivered during clinic, hospital, telephone and home visits. APN care consisted of assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification

2000 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

888. Evaluation of communication training programs in nursing care: a review of the literature

Evaluation of communication training programs in nursing care: a review of the literature Evaluation of communication training programs in nursing care: a review of the literature Evaluation of communication training programs in nursing care: a review of the literature Kruijver I P, Kerkstra A, Francke A L, Bensing J M, van de Wiel H B Authors' objectives To evaluate the effects of communication training programmes for nurses. Searching Studies published as a thesis or in scientific journals (...) in either English or Dutch were sought in MEDLINE, CINAHL and the Catalogue of the Netherlands Institute of Primary Health Care from 1985 to 1998 using the following keywords: 'nurse-patient relations/interaction' in combination with or associated with 'communication skills', 'training', 'teaching', and 'education programs'. Bibliographies of relevant articles were examined. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review Studies directed at evaluating communication training

2000 DARE.

889. Randomised controlled trial comparing cost effectiveness of general practitioners and nurse practitioners in primary care

Randomised controlled trial comparing cost effectiveness of general practitioners and nurse practitioners in primary care Randomised controlled trial comparing cost effectiveness of general practitioners and nurse practitioners in primary care Randomised controlled trial comparing cost effectiveness of general practitioners and nurse practitioners in primary care Venning P, Durie A, Roland M, Roberts C, Leese B 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 Nurse practitioners working as part of primary care teams alongside general practitioners as first point of contact in primary care for patients requesting an appointment on the same day. Type of intervention Treatment. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis

2000 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

890. Follow-up of prostate cancer patients by on-demand contacts with a specialist nurse: a randomized study

Follow-up of prostate cancer patients by on-demand contacts with a specialist nurse: a randomized study Follow-up of prostate cancer patients by on-demand contacts with a specialist nurse: a randomized study Follow-up of prostate cancer patients by on-demand contacts with a specialist nurse: a randomized study Helgesen F, Andersson S O, Gustafsson O, Varenhorst E, Goben B, Carnock S, Sehlstedt L, Carlsson P, Holmberg L, Johansson J E 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 On-demand follow-up of prostate cancer patients by a specialist nurse was compared to traditional follow-up by a urologist. Type of intervention Treatment. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis (cost-consequences analysis). Study

2000 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

891. Systematic implementation of an advance directive program in nursing homes: a randomized controlled trial

Systematic implementation of an advance directive program in nursing homes: a randomized controlled trial Systematic implementation of an advance directive program in nursing homes: a randomized controlled trial Systematic implementation of an advance directive program in nursing homes: a randomized controlled trial Molloy D W, Guyatt G H, Russo R, Goeree R, O'Brien B J, Bedard M, Willan A, Watson J, Patterson C, Harrison C, Standish T, Strang D, Darzins P J, Smith S, Dubois S Record Status (...) in nursing homes. According to the programme, individuals (or their proxies) could choose different levels of care if they were in a reversible condition with an acceptable quality of life, or in an irreversible condition with an unacceptable quality of life. The level of care could be chosen for life-threatening illness (intensive to palliative), nutrition (intubation to basic), and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Registered nurses attended a workshop to train as health care facilitators, so

2000 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

892. A cost consequence study of the impact of a dermatology-trained practice nurse on the quality of life of primary care patients with eczema and psoriasis

A cost consequence study of the impact of a dermatology-trained practice nurse on the quality of life of primary care patients with eczema and psoriasis A cost consequence study of the impact of a dermatology-trained practice nurse on the quality of life of primary care patients with eczema and psoriasis A cost consequence study of the impact of a dermatology-trained practice nurse on the quality of life of primary care patients with eczema and psoriasis Kernick D, Cox A, Powell R, Reinhold D (...) , Sawkins J, Warin A 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 Care of patients with diagnosis of psoriasis or eczema by a primary care dermatology liaison nurse. One of the study practice nurses received a structured training

2000 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

893. Resource costs and quality of life outcomes for homebound elderly using telemedicine integrated with nurse case management

Resource costs and quality of life outcomes for homebound elderly using telemedicine integrated with nurse case management Resource costs and quality of life outcomes for homebound elderly using telemedicine integrated with nurse case management Resource costs and quality of life outcomes for homebound elderly using telemedicine integrated with nurse case management Noel H C, Vogel D C 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 A service of telemedicine integrated with nurse case management was evaluated for the homebound elderly. Each patient was provided with 24-hour surveillance technology (the Home Assisted Nursing Care, HANC, unit) to monitor his or her condition and to transmit routine physiological data

2000 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

894. Cost-effectiveness of nursing interventions in a post-stroke eating training programme: a pilot study

Cost-effectiveness of nursing interventions in a post-stroke eating training programme: a pilot study Cost-effectiveness of nursing interventions in a post-stroke eating training programme: a pilot study Cost-effectiveness of nursing interventions in a post-stroke eating training programme: a pilot study Jacobsson C, Lindholm L, Waldau S, Engstrom B 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 An eating training programme for patients who had had a stroke was examined. The programme was conducted by hospital nursing staff. Type of intervention Rehabilitation. Economic study type Cost-utility analysis. Study population The study population comprised patients who had had a stroke. Further inclusion or exclusion

2000 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

895. A prospective study of cost, patient satisfaction, and outcome of treatment of chalazion by medical and nursing staff

A prospective study of cost, patient satisfaction, and outcome of treatment of chalazion by medical and nursing staff A prospective study of cost, patient satisfaction, and outcome of treatment of chalazion by medical and nursing staff A prospective study of cost, patient satisfaction, and outcome of treatment of chalazion by medical and nursing staff Jackson T L, Beun L 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 Surgical and conservative treatments for chalazia, provided by either a senior nurse or a senior house officer (SHO) ophthalmologist, were studied. Type of intervention Treatment. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis. Study population The study population comprised all patients attending

2000 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

896. Uncomplicated pregnancy: clinical pathway genesis based on the nursing process

Uncomplicated pregnancy: clinical pathway genesis based on the nursing process Uncomplicated pregnancy: clinical pathway genesis based on the nursing process Uncomplicated pregnancy: clinical pathway genesis based on the nursing process Calhoun B C, Brandsma C, Vannatta J E 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 A clinical pathway for early discharge for uncomplicated vaginal delivery was examined. The programme covered five areas of the nursing process. More specifically, assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation. A multidisciplinary team of obstetrical and paediatric nurses, paediatricians, neonatologists, obstetricians, perinatologists, social workers and hospital administrators developed

2000 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

897. [A comparison of the effectiveness and cost of moist environment dressings treatment as compared to traditional dressings treatment: randomized clinical trial on patients suffering venous leg ulcers or pressure ulcers treated by primary health care nurses

[A comparison of the effectiveness and cost of moist environment dressings treatment as compared to traditional dressings treatment: randomized clinical trial on patients suffering venous leg ulcers or pressure ulcers treated by primary health care nurses Comparacion de la efectividad y coste de la cura en ambiente humedo frente a la cura tradicional: ensayo clinico en pacientes de atencion primaria con ulceras vasculares y por presion [A comparison of the effectiveness and cost of moist (...) environment dressings treatment as compared to traditional dressings treatment: randomized clinical trial on patients suffering venous leg ulcers or pressure ulcers treated by primary health care nurses] Comparacion de la efectividad y coste de la cura en ambiente humedo frente a la cura tradicional: ensayo clinico en pacientes de atencion primaria con ulceras vasculares y por presion [A comparison of the effectiveness and cost of moist environment dressings treatment as compared to traditional dressings

2000 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

898. The medical and financial costs associated with termination of a nutrition support nurse

The medical and financial costs associated with termination of a nutrition support nurse The medical and financial costs associated with termination of a nutrition support nurse The medical and financial costs associated with termination of a nutrition support nurse Goldstein M, Braitman L E, Levine A M 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 use a nutrition support nurse (NSN), within a nutrition support team, who was responsible for patients receiving total parenteral nutrition (TPN). Type of intervention Treatment. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis. Study population The study population comprised patients receiving TPN. Setting The setting was secondary and tertiary care. The economic study

2000 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

899. Developing skills in leg ulcer nursing: the lessons learned

Developing skills in leg ulcer nursing: the lessons learned Developing skills in leg ulcer nursing: the lessons learned Developing skills in leg ulcer nursing: the lessons learned Loftus S, Wheatley C 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 (...) the same patient sample as that used in the effectiveness study. Study sample All patients who were being treated by key leg ulcer nurses working for Leicestershire and Rutland NHS Trust between August 1996 and December 1998 were included in the study. Patients were included in the study as part of their treatment, therefore there was no explicit sample selection process. A total of 449 patients were included in the study. Of these, 225 were treated with the Charing Cross system (group 1) and 224

2000 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

900. Multicentre randomised controlled trial of nursing intervention for breathlessness in patients with lung cancer. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Multicentre randomised controlled trial of nursing intervention for breathlessness in patients with lung cancer. To evaluate the effectiveness of nursing intervention for breathlessness in patients with lung cancer.Patients diagnosed with lung cancer participated in a multicentre randomised controlled trial where they either attended a nursing clinic offering intervention for their breathlessness or received best supportive care. The intervention consisted of a range of strategies combining (...) improvement in 3 of the remaining 6 items.Most patients who completed the study had a poor prognosis, and breathlessness was typically a symptom of their deteriorating condition. Patients who attended nursing clinics and received the breathlessness intervention experienced improvements in breathlessness, performance status, and physical and emotional states relative to control patients.

1999 BMJ Controlled trial quality: uncertain