Cowen. Higher-risk patients could also be given more individualized attention. “We think it has implications on physician staffing.
To address this, hospitals will need to ensure flexible staffing during this time.
cost savings, staffing and clinical quality.
Zimmerman. “Sometimes it means just an up-training and sometimes some increased staffing on a floor. ... Kahn. With their high technology and staffing, ICUs are expensive to run, and most of the cost is fixed.
difficile infection],” they said, noting variations in staffing, policies, practices, and procedures during different stages of occupancy.
The MACE unit may be a viable alternative for hospitals that are unable to set up ACE units due to barriers like costs, staffing and space needs, the authors wrote.
However, there are ways to guard against deterioration in care at these times, experts say, including establishing protocols, having guidelines on when to call a subspecialist, and using creative staffing and
Hospitals spent an estimated $1.1 billion in security and training costs to prevent violence within their facilities, plus $429 million in medical care, staffing, indemnity, and other costs resulting from
Physician staffing changed in the spring of 2010, with a primary care physician assuming coverage a half day each week because there weren't enough hospitalists to staff the clinic.
Hospitalists as a group are growing professionally. Each hospital and health care system needs to evaluate its staffing issues individually, including lifestyle accommodations, as the profession and health care both change.