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Nurse Retention: Reduce Nurse Sick Days and Increase Patient Satisfaction

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, July 8th, 2014

Research finds that hospitals that manage employee wellness poorly score worse on a range of performance measures than units with more effective wellness management. In one study of 2,000 units in a U.S. health care organization, those with particularly unfavorable employee opinions of leaders’ efforts to address health had worse performance outcomes than units with more favorable employee vinurse work life balanceews.

Specifically, units with the poorest scores had 1.8 times higher accident rates and 1.3 times more staff days absent. They showed 5.9 times higher bloodstream infection rates and 5% lower scores on patient satisfaction. (Towers Watson’s 2012 Global Workforce Study)

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