Sunday, October 30, 2011

Cost Benefit of Music Therapy in Hospice

From Nursing Economics

A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Music Therapy in a Home Hospice

Rafael Romo, MSN, RN; Lisa Gifford, MSN, RN

This is a great article about how studies suggest that music therapy may have a direct cost benefit by reducing medication costs while improving quality of life, communciation, depression, pain, agitation, disruptive behaviors.  Improved efficacy and efficiency of staff interventions is also cited.

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