The Implications of Staff 'Churn' for Nurse Managers, Staff, and Patients

Jannetti Publications, Inc.
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Nursing Economic, 2009, 27 (2), pp. 103 - 110
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The article discusses a study of 40 hospital wards that analyzed staff skills and patient outcomes. The author explores factors that influence staff turnover, the consequences and their effect on the quality of patient care, and the costs. The study found that the changes that occur during staff turnover have an impact on the continuity of patient care and present challenges to the nurse manager in areas such as scheduling, supervision, and leadership.
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