David L. Kutzler received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Montana State University, and is currently a Masters Candidate in the Nurse-Midwifery Program at the University of Utah.
PLANNING A NURSE-MIDWIFERY CASELOAD BY A COMPUTER SIMULATED MODEL
Article first published online: 10 JAN 2011
1980 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 25, Issue 5, pages 34–37, September-October 1980
How to Cite
Kutzler, D. L. and Sevcovic, L. (1980), PLANNING A NURSE-MIDWIFERY CASELOAD BY A COMPUTER SIMULATED MODEL. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 25: 34–37. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(80)90161-5
- Issue published online: 10 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 10 JAN 2011
A fortran V Computer Program was written which simulated a nurse-midwifery practice. Analysis of the simulated practice revealed that important aspects of a nurse-midwifery practice could be predicted from a set of simple algebraic equations. For any practice, a CNM can use the equations to predict how large the caseload will be, how many return visits to expect each week, how much time must be spent in the clinic or office each week and the average number of hours which the CNM can expect to spend each week to care for her/his clients.