School Health Services: What Costs? What Benefits?

Ian M. Newman, Gary L. Martin

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Data describing the utilization of school health services in a small rural elementary school were examined in terms of the costs of these services and the contributions of these to the school's educational mission. In the absence of health service personnel, teacher time needed to care for routine and emergency health services would equal almost one half of a teacher's time. When costs of health services wer compared to the value of the services provided by a health aide and part‐time nurse, it was clear that health service costs were minimal compared to the contributions made to the school's educational mission. 1981 American School Health Association

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-427
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of School Health
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Philosophy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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