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Study: Keeping Experienced Nurses is Key To Better Hospitalizations

A new survey shows that patients have shorter hospital stays and better outcomes when cared for by nurses with experience and job longevity.

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Nurse Staffing Linked to Lower Readmission Penalties

Researchers estimate that each additional nurse-hour per patient day is associated with 10% lower odds of receiving penalties under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.

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Not Enough Nurses in Neonatal Intensive Care Units

A new study reveals that the health of critically ill newborns is endangered by insufficient nurse staffing. The national study finds that very few neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) provide sufficient numbers of nurses to meet guidelines and that the most vulnerable babies are also the most understaffed.

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New Study Shows Black Patients Have Increased Chance of Dying When Nurses Have Heavy Workloads

By Patricia Eakin, RN, BSN, CEN, PASNAP President

Subsequent studies correlated poor staffing with increased incidence of pulmonary embolus, infection, pressure ulcers and other adverse outcomes.

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Nurse shortages especially affect black patients

Nurses.com News

Older black patients are three times more likely than older white patients to suffer poorer outcomes after surgery, including death, when cared for by nurses with higher workloads, according to a study.

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