A study by The University of Pennsylvania has found a link between nurse staffing, burnout and increased infection rates. For every additional patient assigned to a nurse, there was 1 additional HAI per 1000 patients. With a state average of 5.7 patients per nurse at a time, this translates to 1,351 more infections in Pennsylvania per year. If the state were to reduce Nurse burnout by only 30%, costs could be reduced by $28 to $69 million.
Read More: The Morning Call, by Tim Darragh
Original Posting Date: August 02, 2012