Cost Analysis of Prenatal Care Using the Activity-Based Costing Model: A Pilot Study
Abstract:The cost of prenatal care in a private nurse-midwifery practice was examined using the activity-based costing system. Findings suggest that the activities of the nurse-midwife (the health care provider) constitute the major cost driver of this practice and that the model of care and associated, time-related activities influence the cost. This pilot study information will be used in the development of a comparative study of prenatal care, client education, and self care.
Document Type: Standard Article
Affiliations: 1: THERESA GESSE is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. 2: SUSAN GOLEMBESKI are Doctoral Candidates in the School of Nursing at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. 3: JONELL POTTER are Doctoral Candidates in the School of Nursing at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.
Publication date: April 1, 1999
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