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appointments and test. Teaching patients to properly follow disease treatment guidelines such as with diabetes, can result in fewer complications and decreased use of urgent care or ER use. Nurses providing through patient education prior to discharge and assistance with discharge planning through case management can decrease hospital readmissions. Helping patients to navigate through the healthcare system they are a part of allows the patient to use their health system most efficiently and this can assist in efficient use of resources helping to keep cost at a minimum. Nurses can also share their firsthand knowledge on the strengths and weaknesses of the systems they work within to help streamline quality improvement (Needleman, et al., 1970). References
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (n.d.). Managed Care. Retrieved from Gruessner, V. (2017, February 1). Top 4 Ways Payers Could Improve Patient Health Outcomes. Retrieved from - payers-could- improve- patient-health-outcomes Needleman, J., Hassmiller, S., L.T., K., Buerhaus, G.S., W., L.H., A., … Spear S.J. (1970, January 1).The Role of Nurses in Improving Hospital Quality and Efficiency: Real- World Results. Retrieved from

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