A university-sponsored home health nursing program in Karachi, Pakistan
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan
This article describes a university-sponsored home health nursing program in a large urban center in Pakistan and details the essential elements needed in implementing such a program in a developing country. Compared to in-hospital treatment, home healthcare reduced hospital stay from 12.8 days to 3.9 days, and resulted in a net savings of Pakistani rupees (PRs) 5,374,135 (USD 89,569). A cost-effective home treatment program in a resource-limited country can be successfully implemented by using the hospital pharmacy as the central point for the preparation and distribution of medications and specialty nursing services.
Home Healthcare Nurse
Smego, R. A.,
Khan, M. A.,
(2005). A university-sponsored home health nursing program in Karachi, Pakistan. Home Healthcare Nurse, 23(11), 710-716.
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