And some doctors say that the initiative, while admirable, could very well lead to more testing and a need for additional staffing, both of which could add to the cost of
Once you've recruited a few great hospitalists to your program, you might be tempted to think you've solved your staffing woes.
This is hardly a ringing endorsement for such an established intervention that requires substantial cost to provide, considering both the training and staffing costs and the downstream costs of mechanical ventilation
They concluded that tele-ICUs can provide benefits even to hospitals that already have daytime intensivist staffing and active quality improvement efforts.
Dr. Epstein doesn't have an explanation for the findings, but he suspects it might indicate that boosting nurse staffing could be the most cost-effective solution to the nighttime disparity ... When staffing is reduced, there's a greater need to work as
Those working within call-based staffing models made more than those in shift-based staffing models ($263,000 vs. ... Seventy-eight percent of respondent practices used a shift-based staffing model, compared to 70% in 2009.
Duffy. “Because our census is more fluid over the last couple of years we've had to become more fluid in our staffing models,” he said.
The authors also drew attention to the finding that physician staffing models were not predictive of outcomes, concluding “it is not the on-site presence of an intensivist that drives better
For example, an indicator could be ED wait time. If wait time exceeds a certain number of hours, that would be the trigger for response tactics such as increased staffing to
Reducing vital signs monitoring could reduce nurse staffing needs and save money, and/or enable reallocation of resources to increase monitoring of high-risk patients, they wrote.