cost-efficient, eczema, migraine headache, polycystic ovarian syndrome, sinusitis, treatment, trichomoniasis, underinsured, uninsured, upper respiratory infection
The nurse practitioner's (NP's) role in providing quality care continues to evolve, concurrent with the ever-evolving health care system. With an influx of uninsured and underinsured patients, NPs must not only provide high-quality health care, they must also address cost-efficient treatment options for patients who cannot afford expensive medications. Familiarity with the cost of medications and prescribing cost-efficient medications are valuable tools NPs can use to encourage patient compliance with a specific care regimen, consequently improving the overall health of uninsured or underinsured individuals. Knowledge of patient assistance programs may also assist NPs in decreasing prescription drug costs for patients. Cost-efficient treatment options for upper respiratory infection, migraine headache, eczema, trichomoniasis, and polycystic ovarian syndrome are presented.
Original Publication Citation
Luthy, K. E., Peterson, N. E.*, & Wilkinson, J. (2008). Cost-efficient treatment for uninsured or underinsured patients with five common conditions. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 4(8), 577-584.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Luthy, Karlen E. (Beth); Peterson, Neil E.; and Wilkinson, Joey, "Cost-Efficient Treatment Options for Uninsured or Underinsured Patients For Five Common Conditions" (2008). Faculty Publications. 5225.
The Journal of Nurse Practitioners
© 2008 American College of Nurse Practitioners
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