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Use of Supplemental Nurses Is Cost-Effective Strategy to Address Hospital Short-Term Staffing Needs

Use of Supplemental Nurses Is Cost-Effective Strategy to Address Hospital Short-Term Staffing Needs

Alexandria, VA, March 11, 2015-The modest use of supplemental (temporary or contract) nurses is a cost-efficient strategy during temporary periods of patient census swings or short-term shortages of permanent nurses at large U.S. medical centers, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Rochester School of Nursing. The study also found that the hourly personnel costs for supplemental nurses efficiently offset the overtime costs of permanent nurses.…

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New Study Debunks Myth that Use of Supplemental Nurses Negatively Affects Patient Satisfaction

New Study Debunks Myth that Use of Supplemental Nurses Negatively Affects Patient Satisfaction

Alexandria, VA, March 5, 2015—Overall patient satisfaction with care and evaluations of quality of nurse communications are not affected by the employment of supplemental (temporary or contract) nurses, according to a new, first-of-its-kind study led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing...…

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