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Magnet Hospitals Raise the Bar for Safe Patient Care

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, November 6th, 2014

Researchers at the University of Georgia found that Magnet Hospitals are more likely to adopt safe patient care practices than their non-certified counterparts.

The researchers acknowledged that Magnet Hospitals may have more resources to initiate their start as a certified center. Furthermore, “Magnet hospitals may have had characteristics that more readily allowed adoption of safe practices during the time frame and setting of this study,” they wrote.

patient careThe Magnet program, run by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, focuses on characteristics such as nursing autonomy, use of evidence-based care, job satisfaction, and other parameters. All 383 Magnet hospitals cross the U.S. are known for a quality work environment and high nurse retention.

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