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Is There a Nursing Shortage? | Nurse Kneeling Down Talking to Patient in Wheelchair

Is There a Nursing Shortage?

Throughout the twentieth century and into the present day, there have been periodic nursing shortages. Shortages of these crucial clinical team members pose pressing challenges for healthcare organizations. But is there a nursing shortage now? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this profession is growing at a rate of around 12%—significantly faster than most other professions. Unfortunately,...

Burnout, Nursing, Patient Satisfaction, Quality of Care

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Low-Value Care | Patient in a CT Scanner

Low-Value Care: What It Is, and 3 Strategies to Reduce It

The phrase “low-value care” is frequently tossed around in discussions of healthcare spending, and there are whole initiatives dedicated to reducing the use of low-value services in clinical settings. However, a comprehensive understanding of low-value care and its impact on health outcomes is essential to identifying and ultimately reducing its occurrence in healthcare. What is Low-Value Care? Low-value...

Patient Centered Care, Patient Satisfaction, Quality of Care

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What Is Person Centered Care, and How Can it Improve Healthcare? Doctor Talking to Patient

What Is Person Centered Care, and How Can it Improve Healthcare?

Numerous studies have shown correlations between patient satisfaction and outcomes—two key performance indicators for medical organizations. Due to these trends, as well as an increasing recognition of person-centeredness as one of the key domains of high-quality care, it’s essential that healthcare providers prioritize person-centered care. What Is Person-Centered Care? Person-centered care,...

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How Can Nurses Improve Patient Satisfaction? Nurse Holding Patient's Hand

How Can Nurses Improve Patient Satisfaction?

Nursing staff, including registered nurses, nursing aid, and nursing managers and directors, play an integral role in a patient’s experience within any health care setting. As such, these care providers are often instrumental in improving overall patient satisfaction, and are often the first to ask, “How can nurses improve patient satisfaction?” 4 Nursing Strategies to Improve Patient...

Nursing, Patient Experience, Patient Satisfaction

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Improving Patient Satisfaction - Patient Talks to Receptionist at Check-in Desk

Improving Patient Satisfaction: 5 Low-Cost Strategies

Today’s healthcare organizations are saddled with the challenging task of balancing medical outcomes, budget constraints, and patient satisfaction. While certain factors affecting patient satisfaction will require ample time and resources to resolve, there are a number of small, inexpensive ways to improve patient satisfaction within various healthcare facilities. The Importance of Patient Experience In...

Patient Engagement, Patient Experience, Patient Satisfaction

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6 Strategies for Decreasing Nurse Burnout

6 Strategies for Decreasing Nurse Burnout

Nurse fatigue and disengagement can pose serious problems for healthcare organizations, and a recent survey from Kronos found 63% of nurses say their job has caused burnout. The survey also found that more than 4 out of 5 nurses think hospitals today are losing good staff because other employers offer a better work/life balance. When nurses experience burnout—often defined as a state of emotional...

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Reducing Physician Burnout: 5 Strategies

Reducing Physician Burnout: 5 Strategies

Burnout, often defined as mental and physical exhaustion caused by excessive work-related stress, is a common issue in many professions, especially healthcare. In particular, nurses and physicians frequently experience burnout due to the stressful nature of their positions, and the number of healthcare practitioners who report feelings of burnout has been steadily increasing in recent years. According...

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Patient Satisfaction Survey

Patient Satisfaction: What It Is, Why It Matters & How to Improve It

Patient satisfaction: a subjective measure of whether a patient’s expectations about a health encounter were met. Patient satisfaction can be a loaded term. Patients want a great care experience, and the focus of physicians and nurses is to provide great health care, but these two priorities are not always aligned. Patient satisfaction doesn’t always correlate with the best outcomes. Furthermore,...

HCAHPS, Patient Experience, Patient Satisfaction

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