by Hoag Levins (ldi.upenn.edu), LDI Magazine, February 24, 2022 | CHOPR Founding Director and LDI Senior Fellow Linda Aiken Leads Reorganization of Clinical Work Environments in 65 European Hospitals
Imagine how it was for Linda Aiken, PhD, RN, an LDI Senior Fellow, and world-renowned University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing researcher, when the largest project of her career collided with the COVID-19 pandemic:. You and your teams of hundreds of health care managers, staffers, clinicians, and researchers in 132 hospitals and nine universities across the U.S. and Europe had worked for 10 years to organize the largest hospital randomized controlled trial and implementation science project of its kind ever attempted. More
Successful Medicare Initiative Increases the Supply of Nurse Practitioners to Address Primary Care Shortages
A new CHOPR study published in Health Affairs shows that Medicare support for clinical training for nurse practitioners would increase their numbers and address the national shortage of primary care. The study shows that universities participating in the $200 million Graduate Nurse Education (GNE) Demonstration significantly increased the number of primary care NPs they graduated. More
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) faculty J. Margo Brooks Carthon, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Adriana Perez, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN, are guest editors of the April 2022 special edition of the journal Research in Nursing & Health. The Issue “Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health” is the first of its kind published by a nursing research journal.
According to a new study published in the scientific journal BMJ Open, proposed state legislation in Illinois—HB 2604 Safe Staffing Limits Act– would significantly improve nurse staffing in hospitals and likely save thousands of lives. The cost of improving nurse staffing could be offset by cost savings achieved by the impact of better nurse staffing on shorter length of hospital stays.
Hospitals with More Inpatient Nurse Practitioners Linked to Better Outcomes, More Satisfied Patients
According to a new study published in Medical Care, hospitals that employ more inpatient nurse practitioners (NPs) have lower surgical mortality, higher patient satisfaction, and lower costs of care. Nurse practitioners are registered nurses (RNs) with advanced graduate education and expanded legal scope of practice to prescribe treatments including pain medications.
A new study published in TheLancet Global Health showed that establishing safe nurse staffing standards in hospitals in Chile could save lives, prevent readmissions, shorten hospital stays, and reduce costs.
A new study published in TheLancet today showed that a policy establishing minimum nurse-to-patient staffing ratios in hospitals in Queensland, Australia saved lives, prevented readmissions, shortened hospital stays, and reduced costs.