Nurse case management of workers' compensation injuries: A strategy toward corporate cost containment
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This post hoc comparative study investigated whether there would be a significant difference in the total Workers' Compensation medical costs and the number of litigated workers' compensation cases as a result of the implementation of a pilot Nurse Coordinated Action and Response to Employees (CARE) Program. The Wilcoxen matched -pairs signed rank test was used for nonparametric analysis of the pertinent data released by Company X for the purpose of this research. Analysis of the data revealed no significant difference at the .05 level in the prepilot benefit analysis. However, Company X management was pleased with the amount and the quality of the benefits of the Nurse CARE Program and, as a result of this study, will continue to fund the program for two additional years.