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Nurses Don't Want To Be Doctors
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice professionals who use the title "doctor" with patients in care settings makes some physicians apoplectic. This reaction leaves advanced practice nurses fuming. It leaves me perplexed. [Read More]
October 4, 2011
Editor's Picks

Hospitals Push to Raise Patient Experience Scores
Quality leaders are contributing to cultural changes in an effort to boost Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and System (HCAHPS) scores. There's a lot of money at stake. [Read More]
Rural Oregon Hospitals Implement Frontline Caregiver Program
An innovative process improvement program increases patient and nurse satisfaction, while boosting rural hospitals? recruitment and retention of nurses. [Read More]
Fewer Uninsured Means Better Care for Everyone
The uninsured have become a catch-all for almost everything wrong in healthcare today. Now researchers have found that it's true. Underinsurance pulls down healthcare for the insured—and for society. [Read More]
Hospital Focus Misdirected Toward Parents, Survey Suggests
A study targeting hospitalized children and adolescents on the quality of their nursing care finds room for improvement. Hospitals, the lead author says, have "gone overboard with parent satisfaction and comfort. The child sort of gets left behind." [Read More]
Easing Patient Fears Can Raise HCAHPS Scores
Do you know what your patients fear the most about healthcare? Understanding and addressing those anxieties can improve the patient experience and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores. Here's how Memorial Hospital and Health System is confronting and defusing patient fears. [Read More]
Intelligence Report: Physician Alignment: The Collaborative Care Disconnect
Four of five leaders say physicians' support of collaborative care is mixed or unsure, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. [Read More]
Rounds: Performance Improvement for Quality and Bottom-Line Outcomes
Date: October 26, 2011
About: Attend on-site or participate via live simulcast. Host Denver Health with invited guest Virtua share how to make continuous quality improvement with a focus on bottom-line value part of your institutional culture and process. [Register Today]

NurseLeaders Forum

7 Ways Hospitals Can Trim Costs
Hospitals are under intense pressure to reduce their cost of operations as they prepare for an altered healthcare environment requiring higher quality care at a lower price. Here are some tips from a nurse leader. [Read More]

Nursing Headlines

CA nurses union, Alta Bates divide widens
San Francisco Chronicle, October 3, 2011

Hospital mass layoffs on the rise
The Advisory Board, October 3, 2011

Immune system discoveries win 2011 medicine Nobel
Immune system discoveries win 2011 medicine Nobel, October 3, 2011

Hospitals enlist help to combat painkiller thefts
Star Tribune, October 3, 2011

Stuck in bed, at hospital's expense
The New York Times, October 3, 2011

Shortages lead docs to ration critical drugs
NPR, October 3, 2011

Defense opens case in nurse retaliation trial
Houston Chronicle, September 30, 2011

Stenting's Steep Learning Curve Linked to High Mortality Rates
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 30, 2011

Are hospital patients at greater risk during a nurses' strike?
KQED News, September 29, 2011

Dartmouth Atlas: Readmission Rates Show 'Not Much Progress'
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 28, 2011


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