Economic Valuation of the Nurse-Community Health Advocate Program in Hispanic Communities in Chicago

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161565
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Economic Valuation of the Nurse-Community Health Advocate Program in Hispanic Communities in Chicago
Abstract:
Economic Valuation of the Nurse-Community Health Advocate Program in Hispanic Communities in Chicago
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:McElmurry, Beverly, EdD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Illinois at Chicago
Title:Associate Dean
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 845 South Damen Avenue, M/C 802, 1126 NURS, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA
Contact Telephone:312.996.3035
A nurse/community health advocate program for Hispanic immigrants was designed to resolve health problems using a case management approach based on primary health care concepts. The program focused on assessment of clients and their resources, as well as linkage to a referral to community service resources. Furthermore, client education concerning health, available community resources, and skills needed to access resources are also provided. The program services focused on client level, and community level interventions to maximize the overall program outcomes. As a result the service provided to clients was comprehensive and complex. In spite of the positive impact of the program on the clients and communities, the comprehensiveness and complexity of the program outcomes inhibited an evaluation of the program outcomes, especially its economic value. Furthermore the limitations of traditional evaluation methods hampered achievement of a comprehensive evaluation. An alternative method for estimating the economic value of the program service, the cost-effectiveness of Contingency Valuation Method (CVM) was developed to accommodate the diverse, comprehensiveness and complex characteristics of community program. A survey was conducted to elicit community values. Careful validation of responses, reliability and validity test, and possible correction procedures for different types of biases was applied to avoid biased unrealistic values. The resulting estimated economic value was used for traditional cost-benefit analysis, and the program was evaluated to be socially desirable and sustainable.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEconomic Valuation of the Nurse-Community Health Advocate Program in Hispanic Communities in Chicagoen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161565-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Economic Valuation of the Nurse-Community Health Advocate Program in Hispanic Communities in Chicago</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">McElmurry, Beverly, EdD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Illinois at Chicago</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Dean</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 845 South Damen Avenue, M/C 802, 1126 NURS, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">312.996.3035</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mcelmurr@uic.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">A nurse/community health advocate program for Hispanic immigrants was designed to resolve health problems using a case management approach based on primary health care concepts. The program focused on assessment of clients and their resources, as well as linkage to a referral to community service resources. Furthermore, client education concerning health, available community resources, and skills needed to access resources are also provided. The program services focused on client level, and community level interventions to maximize the overall program outcomes. As a result the service provided to clients was comprehensive and complex. In spite of the positive impact of the program on the clients and communities, the comprehensiveness and complexity of the program outcomes inhibited an evaluation of the program outcomes, especially its economic value. Furthermore the limitations of traditional evaluation methods hampered achievement of a comprehensive evaluation. An alternative method for estimating the economic value of the program service, the cost-effectiveness of Contingency Valuation Method (CVM) was developed to accommodate the diverse, comprehensiveness and complex characteristics of community program. A survey was conducted to elicit community values. Careful validation of responses, reliability and validity test, and possible correction procedures for different types of biases was applied to avoid biased unrealistic values. The resulting estimated economic value was used for traditional cost-benefit analysis, and the program was evaluated to be socially desirable and sustainable.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:23:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:23:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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