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Are nurses cost effective?

Yes! Nurses save lives and improve health outcomes. This saves money. Improving quality of lives allows people to stay in the workforce and support society instead of depending on it.

Please see the studies below. Also please see the studies on our staffing ratios page that show that improving quality care saves lives and improves outcomes. If you have other studies to recommend for addition to this page, please let us know so that we can further build this page. Thank you!


"Study Makes the Economic Case for Advanced Practice Nurses"

March 17, 2015 -- "We say that the greater use of advanced practice nurses would result in at least 3,800 new jobs and an increase in economic output of half a billion dollars annually," Conover said. "Annual health system savings could be in excess of $400 million. Those are significant impacts." more...