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Budgeting Concepts for Nurse Managers

An in-depth guide to preparing accurate nursing budgets, this book will help you improve your financial skills and contribute to your organization's strategic planning. It discusses the different types of budgeting, the budgeting process, forecasting, variance analysis, and costing out nursing services. A variety of settings are included: hospitals, long-term care, home health, community health, managed care, and others. With this guide, you'll learn how to communicate effectively with financial managers, succeed in your role in the budgeting process, and assist in the delivery of high-quality patient care at the lowest possible cost.

Paperback, 520 Pages

Published: September 2007

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-3341-7


  • 1. Introduction: The Different Types of Budgets

    2. The Budgeting Process

    3. Motivation and Incentives

    4. Cost Concepts

    5. Personnel Issues

    6. Forecasting

    7. Strategic Planning and Business Plans

    8. The Operating Budget

    9. Revenue Budgeting

    10. Capital Budgeting (Technical Appendix: Quantitative Methods for Capital Budgeting)

    11. Performance Budgeting

    12. Cash Budgeting

    13. Variance Analysis

    14. Variance Analysis: Examples, Extensions, and Caveats

    15. Budgeting for Information Systems

    16. Budgeting for the Operating Room

    17. Benchmarking, Productivity, and Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

    18. Costing Out Nursing Services

    Additional Suggested Readings


    Appendix: Sample Budget Forms and Instructions


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