3 days popular7 days popular1 month popular3 months popular

Employinjg Nurses With Baccalaureates In Nursing Leads To Fewer Patient Deaths

When hospitals hire more nurses with four-year degrees, patient deaths following common surgeries decrease, according to new research by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research as reported in the March issue of the prestigious policy journal Health Affairs. Less than half the nation’s nurses (45%) have baccalaureate [...]

Canadians Hope To Benefit From Competitive Generic Drug Prices

The commitment of Canadian premiers to lower generic drug prices is a major change in how the country prices generic drugs, and government should learn from past attempts, states an article published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Generic drug prices are higher in Canada than in other industrialized countries. The authors argue that the [...]

Relationship Between Nurse Shift Length, Burnout And Patient Dissatisfaction

Extended work shifts of twelve hours or longer are common and popular among hospital staff nurses, but a new study reports that nurses working longer shifts were more likely to experience burnout, job dissatisfaction, and patients were more dissatisfied with their care. In the first study to examine the relationship between nurse shift length and [...]

Link Between Nurse Staffing, Burnout And Hospital Infections

Nurse burnout leads to higher healthcare-associated infection rates (HAIs) and costs hospitals millions of additional dollars annually, according to a study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Researchers from the Center for Health Outcomes and [...]