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Financial Management for Nurse Managers and Executives

Covering the financial topics all nurse managers need to know and use, this book explains how financial management fits into the healthcare organization. Topics include accounting principles, cost analysis, planning and control management of the organization's financial resources, and the use of management tools. In addition to current issues, this edition also addresses future directions in financial management.

Online version,

Published: July 2012

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-4499-2


  • Part I: A Financial Management Framework
    1. Introduction and Overview
    2. The Health Care Environment
    3. The Role of Financial Management and Nurse Leadership in Health Care Organizations
    4. Key Issues in Applied Economics
    5. Quality, Costs, and Financing

    Part II: Financial Accounting
    6. Accounting Principles
    7. Analysis of Financial Statement Information

    Part III: Cost Analysis
    8. Cost Management
    9. Determining Health Care Costs and Prices
    10. Costs and Other Issues Related to Recruiting and Retaining Staff

    Part IV: Planning and Control
    11. Strategic Management
    12. Budgeting Concepts
    13. Operating Budgets
    14. Revenue Budgeting
    15. Performance Budgeting
    16. Controlling Operating Results
    17. Variance Analysis: Examples, Extensions, and Caveats
    18. Benchmarking, Productivity, and Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

    Part V: Managing Financial Resources
    19. Short-Term Financial Resources
    20. Long-Term Financial Resources

    Part VI: Looking to the Future
    21. Forecasting
    22. The Nurse as Entrepreneur
    23. Nursing and Financial Management: Current Issues and Future Directions



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