to Billie Wickstrom, a spokesperson for LocumTenens.com, a staffing agency based in suburban Atlanta.
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.
Let's start in the ED, where capacity, scheduling, staffing, and flow issues are universal and throughput times are a core quality metric. ... if staffing ratio metrics are adjusted to account for this shorter length of stay.
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.
They noted that different scheduling models “have been an area of intense debate among hospitalists,” but that “there have not been other quantitative studies of the impact of staffing models on
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.
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.
In specialties that require 24/7 in-house coverage such as hospital medicine, emergency medicine, and anesthesia, the issue of staffing models is important. ... This necessitates some form of shift-work staffing. A “watching the clock” mentality is
The authors concluded that weekend ICU admission was linked to 8% higher mortality rates with sampling variability of 4% to 13%, likely related to changes in organizational/staffing structure of ICUs