Enough qualified nurses
Patients receive most of their care from nurses, not doctors. When hospitals don’t have enough nurses or the nurses don’t have the right training, patients face a much greater risk of harm. Without enough qualified nurses, patients might face more complications, longer hospital stays, and even death.
Hospitals can earn up to 100 points for evaluating nurse staffing levels and their relationship to adverse events, holding leadership accountable for adequate and competent nurse staffing levels, providing staff education, and developing implementation plans for effective nurse staffing levels. For details on sources, click here.