(May 28) School nurses save, not cost money, new study says

Across the country, full-time school nurses are often early victims of budget cuts, sacrificed to make ends meet in strapped school systems like Philadelphia’s.

But having nurses can save money, according to a new study published in the Journal of American Medicine Association Pediatrics.

Every dollar spent on nursing services, the authors concluded, saves $2.20 in medical costs and lost productivity from teachers and parents.

Full story: School nurses save, not cost money, new study says Kristen Graham, Philly Inquirer, 5/28/14

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