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  • Penn Nursing's Eileen Lake, PhD, the Jessie M. Scott Endowed Term Chair in Nursing and Healt...

    Improvements Needed for Care, Safety of Pediatric Patients in Hospital Settings

    Penn Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research found that when acute-care settings have better work environments for nurses, children are better protected.

  • Karen Lasater, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing

    End of Life Care Quality Remains a Problem – Nurses May be a Solution

    Everyone wants a dignified death – yet few actually experience one. Despite preferring to remain at home, most older adults spend their final days in hospitals, where they often undergo medical care that neither improves survival nor quality of life.

  • Authors of the new paper in Health Affairs, "Nurses’ And Patients’ Appraisals Show P...

    Patient Safety in Hospitals Still a Concern

    Two decades ago, a landmark study by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) highlighted the prevalence of medical errors and called for a national commitment to reduce patient harm. Despite substantial investment by government and private institutions to increase patient safety, progress has been slow and uneven. A new study, published today in the November issue of the journal Health Affairs, sheds light on what more can be done.

  • New Medicare Model Produces Expert Nurses to Address Shortage of Primary Care

    In an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania researchers call for modernizing the way Medicare pays for training nurses, and highlight a successful new model of cost-effectively training more advanced practice nurses to practice community-based primary care. 

  • Nurse Practitioners Boost Presence By 43% In Rural America

    In a study published in the June issue of Health Affairs , by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, University of Delaware, Vanderbilt University and the University of Pittsburgh, investigators found evidence to support an increasing workforce of nurse practitioners in both rural and non-rural primary care practice settings from 2008 to 2016.

Watch Dr. Aiken present CHOPR Research findings “Nurses’ And Patients’ Appraisals Show Patient Safety In Hospitals Remains A Concern” at a recent Health Affairs press briefing in Washington, DC on “Patient Safety.”