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An Innovative Enterostomal Therapy Nurse Model of Community Wound Care Delivery A Retrospective Cost-Effectiveness Analysis by Connie Harris & Ronald Shannon


A Canadian specialty nursing association identified the necessity to examine the role and impact of enterostomal (ET) nursing in Canada. We completed a retrospective analysis of the cost-effectiveness and benefits of ET nurse–driven resources for the treatment of acute and chronic wounds in the community.


This was a multicenter retrospective pragmatic chart audit of 3 models of nursing care utilizing 4 community nursing agencies and 1 specialty company owned and operated by ET nurses. An analysis was completed using quantitative methods to evaluate healing outcomes, nursing costs, and cost-effectiveness.


An Innovative Enterostomal Therapy Nurse Model